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Delayed Sternal Closure in Infant Heart Surgery—The Importance of Where and When: An Analysis of the STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database
This database study evaluated outcomes of delayed sternal closure for infants undergoing surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. Delayed closure was associated with a 3-fold increase in infectious complications. Time to closure was associated with an increasing rate of infectious complications. Location of closure (OR, ICU) was not associated with adverse outcomes.