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Does pleurotomy during internal mammary artery harvest increase post-op issues?

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In brief: Pleurotomy

No, during open heart surgery a chest tube will reinflate the lung and it usually heals rather quickly.

In brief: Pleurotomy

No, during open heart surgery a chest tube will reinflate the lung and it usually heals rather quickly.
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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It may

Based on studies pleurotomy seems to increase rates of atelectasis (lung colapse) and pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs), although no impact on clinical outcome or length of hospital stay has been demonstrated.

In brief: It may

Based on studies pleurotomy seems to increase rates of atelectasis (lung colapse) and pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs), although no impact on clinical outcome or length of hospital stay has been demonstrated.
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