The Hepatitis Risk After Operations Using Extracorporeal Circulation (ECC) — A Prospective Study

  • R. Stute
  • W. Franzen
  • H. D. Schulte
  • H. Brüster
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Abstract

Although diagnostic tools have been improved very much during recent Years, hepatitis is a serious postoperative problem after open-heart procedures using extracorporeal circulation (1–4). To reduce the risk of hepatitis after cardiac surgery, we have chosen a specific program of blood donor selection, of repeated donor control, and a differentiated investigation set-up before transfusion of any donated blood.

Keywords

Hepatitis Heparin Sedimentation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Stute
    • 1
  • W. Franzen
    • 1
  • H. D. Schulte
    • 1
  • H. Brüster
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Blood Coagulation and Transfusion Medicine,Department Surgery BUniversity of DuesseldorfDuesseldorf 1Germany

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