Foley catheter and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest to control bleeding in redo cardiac surgery.

Abstract

Two cases with catastrophic hemorrhage in redo cardiac surgery are described. In the first one tearing of right ventricle with uncontrolled bleeding occurred during sternal reentry. In the second one, tearing of the right atria occurred while the patient was on cardiopulmonary bypass. In both cases we were able to control bleeding using Foley catheter… (More)

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