[No consequences of prolonged drainage following open heart surgery on the incidence of postoperative pericardial effusion].

Abstract

Pericardial effusion (PE) frequently occurs after cardiac surgery and, in some cases, complicates the postoperative course. This study was performed in order to assess if prolongation of the postoperative drainage period may result in a decreased incidence of PE. For this purpose we studied 100 patients, randomised into two groups. In group I (50 patients… (More)

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@article{Smulders1991NoCO, title={[No consequences of prolonged drainage following open heart surgery on the incidence of postoperative pericardial effusion].}, author={Yvonne C M M Smulders and Marco Wiepking and Adriaan C Moulijn and Jacques J. Koolen and C. A. Visser}, journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde}, year={1991}, volume={135 18}, pages={798-802} }