Ep 17: Iron or Blood For the Peri-operative Patient

Published: 06 Jul 2022

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What considerations must be made by vascular surgeons during peri-operative care?

In this month's episode of VeinPODCAST, Dr Matthew Gibbs (Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, ZA) and Dr Toby Richards (The Iron Clinic, London, UK) join Dr Laura Redman to discuss the use of iron or blood in peri-operative patients.

In this episode, they discuss:

  • The effect of anaemia on patient outcomes
  • The use of intravenous iron at altitude
  • Appropriateness of blood vs iron in intervention
  • Guidelines for pre-operative blood management
  • Differences in patient population
  • The impact of diet on iron deficiency
  • The inflammatory pathway in iron metabolism

Hosted by Dr Laura Redman and produced by Radcliffe Vascular.

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Videography:Oliver Miles