Effective method to control catastrophic hemorrhage during redo sternotomy

Alessandro Mazzola, Renato Gregorini, Carmine Villani, Raffaele Giancola, Mauro Di Eusanio, Ugo Libero Minuti, Marco Ciocca, Laura Brigitta Colantonio, Srdan Pavicevic

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-986
Number of pages3
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Volume6
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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