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The Operating Surgeon Is an Independent Predictor of Chest Tube Drainage Following Cardiac Surgery

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia


Dixon, B.
In this single centre retrospective review, the authors in a multivariable analysis determined the surgeon was a predictor of blood loss after cardiac surgery. Despite much research, bleeding and blood use remains an issue after cardiac surgery. Each surgeon should examine their own techniques to minimise bleeding risk. IMA use and CPB time were other factors that were significant.

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