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Abnormal haematocrit linked to higher surgical mortality in men over 65

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1296

Most healthy adults have enough cardiovascular reserve to tolerate mild anaemia or polycythaemia. But in older people who need major surgery, even slight deviations in haematocrit values are associated with a higher risk of death, say researchers from …

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