Unique considerations for the spinal cord injured patient undergoing cardiac surgery utilizing cardiopulmonary bypass.


A 37-year-old male with mitral valve regurgitation presented for mitral valve replacement. He has been a C5 quadriplegic for 13 years. The patient had been discharged 2 months before to this admission after a complicated hospital course for Staphylococcus aureus infection of the left hip. His course was complicated by adult respiratory distress syndrome… (More)

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