Severe hemodynamic dysfunction may follow closure of the median sternotomy in patients with myocardial edema, cardiac dilatation, postcardiotomy shock, or raised end-expiratory alveolar pressure. Open sternotomy and delayed sternal closure (DSC) is a well described adjunct in complicated cardiac operations, which is more widely applied in neonates. In this article we report our results in using open sternotomy in eight adult patients from January 1994 to February 1995 (excluding patients who needed ventricular assistance devices [VADs]). Three patients died in hospital: 1 case of multiorgan failure; 1 cases of refractory low cardiac output syndrome; and 1 case of respiratory distress syndrome. Our experience confirms that DSC is an effective means of dealing with postoperative hemodynamic impairment. Furthermore, this technique may represent an intermediate step between intraaortic balloon counterpulsation and VADs and should be given a role in the prophylaxis of low postoperative cardiac output and multiorgan failure, particularly when contraindications to VAD exist.
Advantages of delayed sternal closure in cardiac-compromised adult patients / F. Donatelli, M. Triggiani, S. Benussi, A. Grossi. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY. - ISSN 0886-0440. - 10:6(1995 Nov), pp. 632-636.
|Titolo:||Advantages of delayed sternal closure in cardiac-compromised adult patients|
DONATELLI, FRANCESCO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Postoperative Complications ; Humans ; Cardiac Surgical Procedures ; Hemodynamics ; Aged ; Sternum ; Middle Aged ; Intraoperative Complications ; Time Factors ; Male ; Female ; Cardiac Output, Low|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/23 - Chirurgia Cardiaca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8191.1995.tb00653.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|