Study links transfusion to higher death risk after MI

12/26/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Research revealed that blood transfusion was associated with higher mortality risk following myocardial infarction. Researchers examined 203,665 MI patients and found that 18.2% of those who received blood died, compared with only 10.2% of patients who did not have transfusion. Transfused patients also had twice the risk of suffering another MI. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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