Rosita Bihariesingh1*, Pieter Voigt2 and Rakesh Bansie3
1Department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care, Academic Hospital, Suriname
2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Hospital, Suriname
3Department of Internal Medicine, Academic Hospital, Suriname
The availability of centrifugal cell savers support intraoperative cell salvage and thereby reduces the need for allogeneic red blood cell transfusion. Use of these devices however is limited to the operating room, forcing a switch to allogeneic product in the post-operative setting. Here we present a case of massive postoperative bleeding due to severe coagulopathy following CABG. Due to the lack of availability of donor blood products a novel blood filter (HemoClear BV, Zwolle, the Netherlands) was used for postoperative salvage. Because of its accessible use, we believe this salvage device has great clinical value in the poor-resource setting.
Bihariesingh R, Voigt P, Bansie R. Use of Accessible Blood Filter for Postoperative Cell Salvage in Cardiac Surgery. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3332..