Table 1.

Hematocrit and BUN levels in the hemodilution procedurea

HemodilutionHematocrit (%)BUN (mg/dl)
Before45.9 ± 1.927.1 ± 3.1
After 1 h35.7 ± 1.7b
After 24 h36.6 ± 2.4b30.5 ± 7.5
  • a Hemodilution decreased hematocrit levels, which persisted at least until 24 h after the procedure. No significant changes of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels were detected (n = 4 each). Data are means ± SD.

  • b P <0.001 versus before hemodilution.