ABSTRACTObjective: To identify predictors of red blood cell transfusion (RBCT) after cardiac surgery. Method: A prospective cohort study performed with 323 adults after cardiac surgery, from April to December of 2013. A data collection instrument was constructed by the researchers containing factors associated with excessive bleeding after cardiac surgery, as found in the literature, for investigation in the immediate postoperative period. The relationship between risk factors and the outcome was assessed by …
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