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Abdominal Applications

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ABSTRACT Implementation of the Continuous AutoTransfusion System (C.A.T.S) in Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: An Observational Comparative Cohort Study. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Feb-March 2008; Vol. 42, 32-39, Tawfick, W, et al.
In 187 patients, who underwent AAA, the authors found the Fresenius C.A.T.S system reduced the amount of blood transfused, was associated with reduced ICU and hospital stay, and was cost effective.