The HeartShield Device Reduces the Risk for Right Ventricular Damage in Patients With Deep Sternal Wound Infection.

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Abstract

Right ventricular rupture, resulting in serious bleeding, is a life-threatening complication associated with negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in cardiac surgery. The use of a rigid barrier between the heart and the sharp sternal edges has been successfully tested on pigs. In the present article, we demonstrate increased safety in NPWT through the use of the HeartShield device.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-141
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

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