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Med Arh. 2015; 69(3): 181-186

Hematological Changes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: a Prospective Study

Sotir Lako, Teuta Dedej, Tatjana Nurka, Vera Ostreni, Aurel Demiraj, Roland Xhaxho, Edvin Prifti.

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Objectives: Removal of pro inflammatory stimuli after CABG, wound closure and the regenerative ability of the bone marrow will ensure a gradual recovery of hematological parameters. The aim of this study was to assess the hematological changes after CABG. Materials and Methods: A prospective cohort study included 164 consecutive patients undergoing on pump CABG surgery between January 2012 and January 2013. Patients with primary hematologic disease, emergent or urgent CABG and off-pump CABG were not included. A time line protocol was employed. Results: All patients survived surgery. Average values of erythrocytes, hemoglobin and hematocrit declined, to reach lower values on day 3 after surgery (-33.6 %, -33.1 %, -32.6 % versus preoperative value, p

Key words: Peripheral blood, Cardiac surgery, Coronary artery bypass grafting, Regenerative.

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