The 10th annual Sanibel Symposium will be held on April 14-17th, 2021. Please be advised that the Sanibel Symposium will be fully online and webcast again next year.

Read More

The use of a bloodless protocol for Jehovah’s Witnesses does not appear to significantly impact upon clinical outcomes when compared to non-Witness patients, and it has even been suggested that a bloodless approach could provide advantages to all patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Larger cohorts and research across multiple centres into the long term outcomes of these patients is required.

Read More

We estimate that patients with secondary polycythemia may benefit from acute normovolemic hemodilution to reduce their hematocrit levels while undergoing cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass. However, it is necessary to control the hematocrit level, since a significant decrease can cause side effects.

Read More

This study showed that Rotem, but not Multiplate results, were associated with platelet transfusion in pediatric cardiac surgery with no intake of platelet inhibitors. The usefulness of combining these tests in platelet transfusion decision-making needs to be evaluated in larger populations.

Read More