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Preoperative evaluation of patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing open heart surgery.

Authors
  • Murashita, Takashi
  • Komiya, Tatsuhiko
  • Tamura, Nobushige
  • Sakaguchi, Genichi
  • Kobayashi, Taira
  • Furukawa, Tomokuni
  • Matsushita, Akihito
  • Sunagawa, Gengo
Type
Published Article
Journal
General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2009
Volume
57
Issue
6
Pages
293–297
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-008-0374-0
PMID: 19533274
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The mortality and morbidity rates were high even in the Child class A patients. The Child classification may be an insufficient method for evaluating hepatic function. We have to assess other factors, such as the serum cholinesterase level or the platelet count.

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