Open-heart surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis: indications, risk factors, and clinical outcomes.

@article{An2007OpenheartSI,
  title={Open-heart surgery in patients with liver cirrhosis: indications, risk factors, and clinical outcomes.},
  author={Yong Ho An and Ying Bin Xiao and Qunjie Zhong},
  journal={European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          67-74
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because of recent advances in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery, there are broadened indications to approach patients with a high operative risk. Meanwhile, there is an increasing number of patients with severe liver dysfunction subjected to open-heart surgery. This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the operative indications and clinical outcomes in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) undergoing open-heart surgery. In addition, determinants influencing their prognosis… CONTINUE READING

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