Redo sternotomy is a challenging surgical procedure performed with increasing frequency; catastrophic hemorrhage is a rare but highly lethal complication. We report our experience in treating this complication in 3 cases of 307 reoperations and propose a simple method to control catastrophic hemorrhage during sternal reentry.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Italian Heart Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine