Histopathological Study of Multiple Organ Failure Following Open Heart Surgery

  • Chikao Yutani
  • Masami Imakita
  • Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda


Although the recent development of intensive care unit (ICU) has made it possible to reduce the mortality due to failure of one vital organ, it is reported that multiple organ failure (MOF), defined as serious and sequential disturbances in more than two organs [1], is associated with most postoperative deaths.


Multiple Organ Failure Open Heart Surgery Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Myocardial Necrosis Acute Cholangitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chikao Yutani
  • Masami Imakita
  • Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of PathologyNational Cardiovascular CenterSuita, Osaka, 565Japan

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