The association between preoperative blood calcium and postoperative blood loss in patients undergoing heart valve replacement surgery

Mingke Li, Yawei Dai, Shuai Hu, Yansong Li, Dasheng Lu, Rui Zheng & Kai Wang
IntroductionBleeding after heart valve surgery is a serious clinical challenge. Hypocalcemia has been associated with the extent of bleeding in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. However, the association between blood calcium levels and bleeding extent in heart valve replacement patients has not been clearly established. This study aimed at determining the association between blood calcium levels and perioperative hemorrhage after heart valve replacement therapy.MethodsBased on preoperative blood calcium levels, patients were grouped into the hypocalcemia...
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