Two successful cardiovascular surgeries in Jehovah's witnesses

Makiko Tani, Yukio Takahashi, Kyoichi Nakamura, Osamu Kobayashi

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Anesthesia for Jehovah's witnesses is sometimes problematic, especially when they have an open heart surgery. We could successfully manage two Jehovah's witnesses who underwent mitral valve replacement and thoracic aneurysm repair without transfusion. Prior to surgery, it is crucial for a operation to carefully assess the patient's cardiovascular reserve, estimated hemorrhage volume, permissive range of hemorrhage, alternative methods of blood transfusion, and risk of death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)739-741
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • Jehovah's witness
  • Transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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