Consequences of Blood Loss in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Massimo Baudo1*, Mohamed Rahouma2*, Mahmoud Morsi3, Yongle Ruan4, Sherif Khairallah2, Mohamed Kamel2, Galal Ghaly2, Ali Cheriat, N.5, Mohamed Hossny6, Omnia Mohamed7 & Abdelrahman Mohamed2
1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
2Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt
3Department of Anesthesia, Kasr Alaini Medical School, Cairo University/Egypt
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
5Department of Medico-Surgical Emergency, Etablissement Public Hospitalier de Hassi Bahbah, Djelfa, Algeria
6Faculty of Medicine/Alexandria University/Egypt
7Department of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt
Dr. Massimo Baudo & Dr. Mohamed Rahouma, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy & Department of Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt.
Keywords: Blood Loss; Adverse Events; Survival; Cardiothoracic Surgeries; Antifibrinolytics
Efforts to minimize perioperative blood loss in surgery in order to improve short and long- term outcome should be made, as implications extend considerably beyond the perioperative period. Minimally invasive approaches are associated with less bleeding. However, it is all the more important that the personnel involved with the procedure should be familiar with the maneuvers required, so as to be able to prevent and respond in a swift manner when bleeding does occur.
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