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Ric Clin Lab. 1981;11 Suppl 1:173-7.

Is haemodilution a good thing?

Abstract

Some of the evidence linking a high normal haematocrit with increased risk of cardiovascular disease has been reviewed and studies have been described which show that lowering the haematocrit, even if it is in the normal range initially, may be of clinical benefit. Haemodilution in no way treats the primary cause of ischemia, but it may compensate in some measure for narrowing of the vessels.

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