Early pleural effusions related to the myocardial injury after open-heart surgery for congenital heart disease Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • Heart Diseases
  • Myocardium
  • Pleural Effusion

abstract

  • We found that higher the cTnI released, especially >or=15 microg/L, longer the duration and greater the amount of early pleural effusions for a variety of congenital heart surgeries including cavopulmonary shunts. A number of factors may lead to excessive pleural effusions and the degree of myocardial injury may be one of them.

publication date

  • May 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3927945

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2010.00403.x

PubMed ID

  • 20576044

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 256

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 5

number

  • 3