Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery

M. G. Sarr, V. L. Gott, T. R. Townsend

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Abstract

Mediastinitis is an uncommon complication after cardiac surgery; however, its associated morbidity and mortality demand early recognition and emergency therapy. This review is intended to emphasize certain features of the incidence, pathogenesis, and bacteriology of this complication in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass through a median sternotomy. The diagnosis and treatment of mediastinitis after cardiac surgical procedures, as well as methods of prevention, are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-423
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume38
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Mediastinitis
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Bacteriology
Sternotomy
Emergency Treatment
Secondary Prevention
Infection
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Morbidity
Mortality
Incidence
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Sarr, M. G., Gott, V. L., & Townsend, T. R. (1984). Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 38(4), 415-423.

Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery. / Sarr, M. G.; Gott, V. L.; Townsend, T. R.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 38, No. 4, 1984, p. 415-423.

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Sarr, MG, Gott, VL & Townsend, TR 1984, 'Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 415-423.
Sarr MG, Gott VL, Townsend TR. Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1984;38(4):415-423.
Sarr, M. G. ; Gott, V. L. ; Townsend, T. R. / Mediastinal infection after cardiac surgery. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1984 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 415-423.
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