Prevention of Pericardial Adhesions with Dextran 70

Robert J. Robison, John W. Brown, William P. Deschner, Bruce Highes, Harold King

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Pericardial adhesions pose a major problem during reoperative cardiac surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of intrapericardial dextran 70 on the formation of pericardial adhesions in an animal model. The data obtained revealed that intrapericardial dextran 70 reduced the incidence of experimental pericardial adhesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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