Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery.

  title={Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery.},
  author={C V Egleston and Alfred Edward Wood and Thomas F. Gorey and Eilis M McGovern},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={75 1},
Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery are uncommon, but are associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Over 11 years 8559 procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass were performed in this unit and 35 patients were identified who developed gastrointestinal complications after surgery, an incidence of 0.41%. There were nine deaths in this group, a mortality of 25.7% compared with an overall mortality after cardiac surgery in Ireland ranging from 3.24% to 4.81%. These… CONTINUE READING


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