Archive for the ‘Unilateral Phrenic Injury’ Category - Part 2

Recovery after Unilateral Phrenic Injury Associated with Coronary Artery Revascularization: Methods (1)

Five patients with possible diaphragmatic dysfunction after CAB surgery were recruited for study over a six-month period. Patients were referred because of a persistence of diaphragm elevation evidenced on the chest radiograph or the presence of otherwise unexplained respiratory symptoms postoperatively. buy ortho tri-cyclen online Details of any preoperative respiratory or other medical problems were […]

Recovery after Unilateral Phrenic Injury Associated with Coronary Artery Revascularization

Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis has been reported to occur in approximately 10 percent of patients after CAB surgery. The phrenic nerves are vulnerable to injury during CAB surgery because of their proximity to the heart. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain a phrenic nerve paresis or paralysis during CAB surgery. Inadvertent sectioning might occur during bypass […]

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