Carbon dioxide insufflation in open-chamber cardiac surgery: A double-blind, randomized clinical trial of neurocognitive effects

Krishanu Chaudhuri, Elsdon Storey, Geraldine Anne Lee, Michael John Bailey, Justin C Y Chan, Franklin Lawrence Rosenfeldt, Adrian Pick, Justin Negri, Julian Gooi, Adam Zimmet, Donald Stephen Esmore, Chris Merry, Michael Rowland, Enjarn Lin, Silvana Marasco

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The aims of this study were first to analyze neurocognitive outcomes of patients after open-chamber cardiac surgery to determine whether carbon dioxide pericardial insufflation reduces incidence of neurocognitive decline (primary end point) as measured 6 weeks postoperatively and second to assess the utility of carbon dioxide insufflation in cardiac chamber deairing as assessed by transesophageal echocardiography
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)646 - 653
Number of pages8
JournalThe Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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