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Model of Karkouti et al for Predicting the Need for Blood Transfusion Associated with a First-Time Elective Coronary Bypass Graft Operation

Purpose:

To predict the likelihood for needing a transfusion following a first-time, elective coronary artery bypass operation using the model of Karkouti et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Vascular Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications, selection

ICD-10:

D62, I20-I25, I70, I74, Y83.2, Z51.3

Description:

Karkouti et al developed a multivariate model for predicting the need for blood transfusion in patients undergoing a first-time, elective coronary artery bypass procedure. This can help identify patients who are more likely to require blood replacement. The authors are from Toronto and Ottawa in Ontario, Canada.

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