Pulmonary embolism in the cardiac surgical patient.

@article{Gillinov1992PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary embolism in the cardiac surgical patient.},
  author={Alan Marc Gillinov and Elaine A Davis and Anthony J. Alberg and M F Rykiel and Timothy J Gardner and Duke E. Cameron},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={988-91}
}
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is thought to occur infrequently after cardiac operations, possibly because systemic heparinization during cardiopulmonary bypass prevents deep vein thrombosis. This retrospective study was undertaken to determine the actual incidence of PE after cardiac operations and to identify risk factors. Between January 1, 1985, and December 31, 1989, 5,694 adult patients (greater than 18 years old) had open heart operations at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thirty-two patients (20… CONTINUE READING

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