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Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 301–302 | Cite as

Use of tranexamic acid in pediatric cardiac surgery: we really need more

  • David FaraoniEmail author
  • Caroline Van Aelbrouck
  • Christophe Cacheux
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Tranexamic acid Pediatric cardiac surgery Transfusion 

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© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Faraoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Caroline Van Aelbrouck
    • 2
  • Christophe Cacheux
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyCentre Hospitalo-Universitaire Brugmann, HUDERFBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyErasme University HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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