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It is widely accepted that the performance of the operating surgeon affects outcomes, and this has led to the publication of surgical results in the public domain. However, the effect of other members of the multidisciplinary team is unknown. We studied the effect of the anaesthetist on mortality after cardiac surgery by analysing data collected… (More)
This case illustrates a severe dynamic left ventricular outflow obstruction after aortic valve replacement (AVR). This phenomenon is little recognised but probably occurs more frequently than appreciated, and should be considered when managing patients with severe haemodynamic instability after AVR. The possible mechanisms and treatment are discussed.
Severe post-operative bleeding can lead to adverse outcomes for cardiac surgery patients and is a relatively common complication of cardiac surgery. One of the most effective drugs to prevent such bleeding, aprotinin, has been withdrawn from the market due to concerns over its safety. Alternative prophylactic drugs which can be given to patients to prevent… (More)