Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Simple adaptations of surgical technique to critically reduce the risk of postoperative sternal complications in patients receiving bilateral internal thoracic arteries.

Authors
  • Sakic, Adel
  • Chevtchik, Orest
  • Kilo, Juliane
  • Schistek, Roland
  • Mueller, Ludwig C
  • Ulmer, Hanno
  • Grimm, Michael
  • Ruttmann, Elfriede
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2013
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
378–382
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt089
PMID: 23681126
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

Adjusted for common risk factors, skeletonization of BITA grafts together with augmented sternal wires is effective in preventing sternal complications. The use of PRF sealant, however, increased the risk for superficial wound complications.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times