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Extubation on the Operating Table in Patients With Right Ventricular Pressure Overload Undergoing Biventricular Repair

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Pawel Nawrocki, Konrad Wisniewski, Christoph Schmidt, Andreas Bruenen, Volker Debus, Edward Malec, Katarzyna Januszewska

Sixty-five children who underwent biventricular repair were extubated early (immediately after chest closure in the operating room) or were extubated later on intensive care unit (ICU). The results of these two different strategies were compared. Early extubation resulted in better cardiac output, fewer pleural effusion, and shorter stay in the ICU and hospital. The authors concluded that early extubation is safe and feasible and has a beneficial effect on the postoperative course.

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