Effects of mid-line thoracotomy on the interaction between mechanical ventilation and cardiac filling during cardiac surgery.

@article{Reuter2004EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mid-line thoracotomy on the interaction between mechanical ventilation and cardiac filling during cardiac surgery.},
  author={Daniel Arnulf Reuter and T. Goresch and Matthias Sebastian Goepfert and Stephen M. Wildhirt and Erich Kilger and Alwin Eduard Goetz},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={808-13}
}
BACKGROUND Mid-line thoracotomy is a standard approach for cardiac surgery. However, little is known how this surgical approach affects the interaction between the circulation and mechanical ventilation. We studied how mid-line thoracotomy affects cardiac filling volumes and cardiovascular haemodynamics, particularly variations in stroke volume and pulse pressure caused by mechanical ventilation. METHODS We studied 19 patients during elective coronary artery bypass surgery. Before and after… CONTINUE READING