Use of human rocombinant erythropoietin to correct severe preoperative anemia

David A. Fullerton, David N. Campbell, Glenn Whitman

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The risks of homologous blood transfusion are well known. Herein, we describe the successful preoperative use of human recombinant erythropoietin to correct severe anemia in a patient refusing transfusion. This case report emphasizes the important perioperative role human recombinant erythropoietin may play in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-826
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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