Influences of Posterior Pericardiotomy in Early and Late Postoperative Effusion of Pericardium.

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Ali Sadeghpour 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Sadeghpour A. Influences of Posterior Pericardiotomy in Early and Late Postoperative Effusion of Pericardium., Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2011 ; 3(1):e8736.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 3 (1); e8736
Published Online: February 03, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 11, 2016
Accepted: February 08, 2011

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Abstract

Background:Pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is uncommon after
open heart surgery and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Methods: In a clinical randomized trial 80 patients that have undergone CABG, were
divided in two groups, posterior pericardectomy group and control group. Both groups
were evaluated after operation by TEE and clinical parameters for early and late postoperative
pericardial effusion

Keywords

Pericardial effusion, posterior pericardiotomy.

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