Predictors of gastrointestinal complications after conventional and beating heart coronary surgery.

  title={Predictors of gastrointestinal complications after conventional and beating heart coronary surgery.},
  author={Shahzad Gull Raja and Zulifqar Haider and Mansoor Ahmad},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  volume={1 4},
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal complications after cardiac surgery remain a significant problem despite improvements in pre-operative, operative and post-operative care. The pathophysiology is uncertain, and their prevention remains suboptimal. This prospective, randomised study was designed to define the role of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and cardioplegic arrest in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal complications following coronary artery surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS Three hundred patients… CONTINUE READING


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