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Table 1 Table of guidelines for red blood cell transfusion in patients with cardiovascular disease

From: Anemia and blood transfusion in the critically ill patient with cardiovascular disease

Organization Year Recommendation for general Recommendation for CVD
British Committee for Standards in Haematology [38] 2013 7.0 g/dl, target 7.0–9.0 g/dl Stable angina should have a Hb maintained > 7.0 g/dl
NICE: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence [51] 2015 7.0 g/dl, target 7.0–9.0 g/dl ACS: transfusion threshold of 8.0 g/dl, target of 8.0–10.0 g/dl
Chronic: further research
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland [52] 2016 7.0 g/dl Uncertainty remains for patients with ischemic heart disease, higher thresholds (8.0 g/dl) may be appropriate
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) [53] 2016 7.0 g/dl Patients with symptoms or a Hb level of 8.0 g/dl or less
  1. ACS acute coronary syndrome, CVD cardiovascular disease, Hb hemoglobin