بررسي مقايسه اي درناژ پلور راست با مدياستن متعاقب جراحی قلب

Proper drainage of the mediastinal and pleural spaces following Off- Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) surgery is essential for the prevention of pleural and pericardial effusions, cardiac tamponade and late complications such as constrictive pericarditis. Drainage tubes themselves may induce some complications which can negatively affect the result of the surgery. In this study we assessed a new technique for chest drainage following OPCAB. Based on the results of this study, changing the position of mediastinal drains in patients undergoing OPCAB surgery and shifting it to the right pleural cavity, reduces complications, such as arrhythmia and pericardial effusion, aside from establishing a better drainage.