Predictors of in-hospital complications after pericardiectomy: A nationwide outcomes study

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 05/16/2012

Morbidity remains high for pericardiectomy. In addition to age, gender, and comorbidities, attention should be given to etiology during surgical planning or referral. This significantly influences the requirement for cardiopulmonary bypass, chances of bleeding complications, and transfusion requirements.

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