Dong Jin Kim*
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong General Hospital, Republic of KoreaFulltext PDF
We report successful surgery for acute type A aortic dissection in a Jehovah’s Witness (JW) patient without the use of transfusion of allogeneic blood or blood products despite perioperative severe anemia. Intraoperative strategy to minimize blood loss is critical but appropriate management in the perioperative period is also crucial in saving the patient.
Kim DJ. Severe Postoperative Anemia after Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection in a Jehovah’s Witness. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2863..