Predictors of mediastinitis after cardiac surgery


Mediastinitis is a serious complication of open-heart surgery, with an incidence that varies from 0.4 to 5%, mortality from 10 to 47% and a high morbidity rate. Objectives: to identify the preoperative and trans-operative risk factors of mediastinitis after open-heart surgery in our hospital. Methods: This was a prospective study of 1298 patients submitted… (More)


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@inproceedings{Guaragna2004PredictorsOM, title={Predictors of mediastinitis after cardiac surgery}, author={Jo{\~a}o Carlos Vieira da Costa Guaragna and Luciane Maria FACCHI}, year={2004} }