Cardiac surgery and hematologic malignancies: a retrospective single-center analysis of 56 consecutive patients.

@article{Sommer2011CardiacSA,
  title={Cardiac surgery and hematologic malignancies: a retrospective single-center analysis of 56 consecutive patients.},
  author={Stephen Sommer and V. Schefer-Immel Lange and Cagatay Yildirim and Christoph Schimmer and Ivan R. Aleksi{\'c} and Christoph Wagner and Christoph Schuster and Rainer G. Leyh},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          173-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with a history of hematologic malignancies (HMs) are considered high-risk candidates for cardiac surgery. Increased perioperative rates of infections, thrombo-embolic complications, and bleeding disorders are reported. However, low patient numbers and lack of control groups limit all published studies. METHODS A total of 56 patients with a history of HM underwent cardiac surgery. As many as 29 patients suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, five from Hodgkin disease, and 12… CONTINUE READING
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