Cardiac rupture during vacuum-assisted closure therapy
2006 (English)In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, Vol. 82, no 3, 1110-1111 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Vacuum-assisted closure therapy is a recently introduced technique for treatment of deep sternal wound infections after cardiac surgery. We present five cases of vacuumassisted closure therapy-related major bleeding complications due to rupture of the right ventricle. This potentially lethal complication may be avoided by covering the heart with protective layers of paraffin gauze dressings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 82, no 3, 1110-1111 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-15068DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2006.01.060ISI: 000239996300060PubMedID: 16928555OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-15068DiVA: diva2:42839