Haemodilution in nine neonates resulted in significant mean (SEM) decrease of packed cell volume (0.67 (0.01) to 0.55 (0.01)) and increases in cardiac output (250 (16) to 308 (25) ml/min/kg) and blood flow velocities of the internal carotid artery and the coeliac artery (+20%). However, red cell flows in the aorta, carotid and coeliac arteries did not change during haemodilution, thereby indicating that haemodilution did not improve oxygen transport.
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