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Tranfusion Risk and Clinical Knowledge (TRACK) Score of Ranucci et al for Predicting Blood Transfusion Associated with Cardiac Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a cardiac surgery patient who will need allogeneic blood transfusion using the TRACK score of Ranucci et al.

Specialty:

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection

ICD-10:

D62, Z51.3, I97

Description:

Ranucci et al developed the TRACK (Transfusion Risk and Clinical Knowledge) score for predicting blood transfusion associated with cardiac surgery. This can help to identify a patient who is more likely to use blood and to plan accordingly. The authors are from IRCCS Policlinico S. Donato in Milan and the University of Siena in Italy.

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