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Table 3 Effects of red blood cell transfusion on hemodynamic variables

From: Effects of red blood cell transfusion on hemodynamic parameters: a prospective study in intensive care unit patients

Parameter Before RBC transfusion After RBC transfusion p-value compared with baseline 2 h after RBC transfusion p-value compared with baseline
Basic hemodynamic parameters
Heart rate, bpm 95 ± 14 91 ± 16 0.007 90 ± 16 0.012
Systolic blood pressure, mmHg 130 (114-150) 136 (126-150) 0.001 131 (117-144) 0.852
Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg 57 (52-65) 63 (60-69) <0.001 60 (55-67) 0.102
MAP, mmHg 78 (74-93) 87 (84-97) <0.001 84 (77-93) 0.176
Cardiac preload
CVP, mmHg 16 ± 7 17 ± 7 0.048 16 ± 7 0.514
GEDVI, mL/m2 882 ± 238 869 ± 228 0.304 874 ± 223 0.626
Cardiac function
CO, L/min 9.42 ± 2.75 8.89 ± 3.06 0.020 8.70 ± 2.75 0.005
CI, L/min/m2 4.82 ± 1.21 4.53 ± 1.36 0.016 4.45 ± 1.28 0.004
SV, mL 100 ± 28 99 ± 30 0.512 98 ± 30 0.487
CPI, W/m2 0.89 ± 0.28 0.91 ± 0.27 0.403 0.85 ± 0.28 0.268
dPmax, mmHg/s 1394 (1136-1726) 1414 (1200-1677) 0.851 1287 (1056-1662) 0.245
Vascular resistance
SVRI, dyn*s*cm-5*m2 1103 (902-1422) 1212 (1028-1856) 0.001 1193 (951-1612) 0.010
Pulmonary hydration and permeability
EVLWI, mL/kg 11 (9-14) 10 (9-14) 0.283 10 (8-13) 0.286
PVPI 1.7 (1.4-2.5) 1.8 (1.5-2.4) 0.243 1.7 (1.4-2.4) 0.992
  1. MAP mean arterial pressure, CVP central venous pressure, GEDVI global end-diastolic volume index, CI cardiac index, CO cardiac output, SV stroke volume, CPI cardiac power index, dPmax index of left ventricular contractility, SVRI systemic vascular resistance index, EVLWI extravascular lung water index, PVPI pulmonary vascular permeability index. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation (normally distributed data) or median and 25%-75% percentile range (not normally distributed data).