Acute vs chronic
 

Chronic Anaemia requires investigation and controlled transfusion (often with packed cells and an accompanying loop diuretic to avoid volume overload)
 

Acute anaemia as a result of haemorrhage requires to be treated in accordance with hypovolaemic shoc
 

 

The most important aspect of management is to identify the cause and stop the bleeding.
 

 

 


The treatment of bleeding
is to stop the bleeding
 

 

HAEMORRHAGE IS THE COMMONEST CAUSE OF ANAEMIA
THAT HERALDS CARDIAC ARREST.
IF HAEMORRHAGE IS EXCLUDED YOU MUST SEARCH
FOR AN ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSIS.

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