Cardiovascular pledgets are used as enforcement in various non-absorbable sutures in cardiac surgical procedures
. Non-synthetic cardiovascular pledgets offer many advantages over synthetic pledgets, such as increased flexibility and greater suturability.
Multi-centre prospective control trials using a larger sample size combined with measuring of TXA serum levels and post-operative computed tomography (CT) angiogram graft studies are needed to further establish and authenticate its topical use in cardiac surgical procedures
with higher risk of bleeding.
Initially, it was applied in aortic valve surgery as well as in other cardiac surgical procedures
A stand-alone AF surgical ablation procedure (when additional cardiac surgical procedures
are not performed) may be reasonable for selected patients with highly symptomatic AF not well managed with other approaches (class IIb indication; level of evidence: B) .
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Anesthesia for cardiac surgical procedures
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The new generation of Dacron grafts and the various technical modifications in Bentall procedure that were aimed to reduce tension on coronary anastomoses buttons have effectively prevented bleeding from the anastomoses between the graft and coronary anastomosis.6,7 Despite all these, early mortality and non-cardiac morbidity rates are still higher than for other cardiac surgical procedures
, and these rates correlate closely with excessive bleeding during operation.8-10 Bleeding is still a devastating complication after root replacement surgery.7
Stroke is a major complication after cardiac surgical procedures
with a reported incidence of i-5%.
An obligatory volume of blood is lost in most patients during cardiac surgical procedures
, both in the oxygenator and from chest incisions.
Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography has become established over the last 20 years as an important tool for monitoring during cardiac surgical procedures
Effect of hyperglycemia and continuous intravenous insulin infusions on outcomes of cardiac surgical procedures
: The Portland Diabetic Project.