Howaida Al Qethamy

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Background: Cardiac surgery is associated with perioperative bleeding and a significant consumption of allogenic blood products. Minimizing blood loss and transfusion requirements is of vital importance to avoid complication related to blood products transfusion. This study was done to compare the hemostatic effects of aprotinin and tranexamic acid (TA) on(More)
Residual ventricular septal defect (RVSD) occurs in one-third of patients undergoing patch closure of congenital VSD. Indications for re-intervention are often based on either patient’s symptoms or echocardiographic or hemodynamic studies. We report a novel scoring system for RVSD that takes into account all of the above criteria. RVSD size, Qp:Qs ratio, RV(More)
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