Heart Failure After Open Heart Surgery

  • M. Goenen
  • L. Jacquet
  • Y. Durandy
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 6)


Despite major progress to avoid perioperative myocardial damage, early and late myocardial dysfunction still constitutes the most common postoperative complication after open heart surgery. Strengthened by a more accurate pathophysiological approach of acute and chronic heart failure, leading to better myocardial protection during operation, the indications for surgery have been extended to younger and older patients and to patients with major preoperative myocardial dysfunction.


Cardiac Output Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Open Heart Surgery Left Atrial Pressure 
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  • M. Goenen
  • L. Jacquet
  • Y. Durandy

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