Autologous Transfusion

Some patients are ideal candidates for autologous blood transfusion since they have increased central blood volume; these include patients with valvular disease and congestive heart failure, as well as patients with intracardiac shunts with cyanosis. The classic example is the polycythemia associated with tetralogy of Fallot. It is especially useful in patients with rare blood types or in those with circulating antibodies making crossmatch difficult. Drawing blood for use in autologous blood transfusions can be done 3-4 weeks preoperatively. Pre-bypass removal of one to two units of blood from the patient is also useful. This can be done through the CVP, aortic or venous cannulae.

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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