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Acute Gastrointestinal Complications After Open Heart Surgery | Club By Pass

Acute Gastrointestinal Complications After Open Heart Surgery

(asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals vol:8 - 2004, no:2: 109-113)

Abstract: Retrospective analysis revealed that 24 of 4401 adult patients (0.5%)developed severe gastrointestinal complications after open heart surgery during a 3-year period from January 1995. There were 4 women (17%) and 20 men (83%). Mean age was 61.7±2.02 years. Gastrointestinal bleeding (33.2%), mesenteric ischemia (20.8%), pancreatitis (20.8%), hepatic dysfunction (16.7%), and cholecystitis (16.7%) were the most common complications. Mortality was 41.7% (10 patients). During the same period, mortality in the patients who did not develop gastrointestinal complications was 1.89% (p