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Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials

A listing of Cardiac Surgery medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (298) clinical trials

Randomized Trial of a Liberal Versus a Restrictive Transfusion Strategy in Elderly Cardiac Surgery Patients

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a less restrictive strategy of red blood cell transfusion in elderly patients following coronary bypass surgery results in enhanced postoperative recovery as determined by quality of life assessment, exercise tolerance and clinical outcomes. Two postoperative transfusion strategies: 1. Liberal - transfused ...

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Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning in Patient Undergoing Cardiac Bypass Surgery

Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is currently the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world, and is set to become the leading cause of death in the world by the year 2020, according to the World Health Organisation. Patients with severe IHD that require coronary artery bypass graft ...


Evaluating the Role of Thrombin in Saphenous Vein Graft Failure After Heart Bypass Surgery

The saphenous vein, which runs from the ankle to the groin along the inside of the leg, is commonly used as a graft for people undergoing a CABG surgery. The vein is removed from the leg and reattached to the heart to create a detour around the blocked part of ...

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A Prospective Study to Assess the Screening Value of N-terminal Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) for the Identification of Patients That Benefit From Additional Cardiac Testing Prior to Vascular Surgery

The purpose of this study is to validate the screening potential of NT-proBNP for the identification of patients scheduled for vascular surgery who would benefit from additional pre-operative cardiac testing. All patients will have NT-proBNP concentrations measured pre-operatively. For low-intermediate risk patients only those with abnormal values will receive further ...

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Preventing Acute Renal Failure After Cardiac Surgery in High Risk Patients Using Sodium Bicarbonate Therapy

Acute renal failure (ARF) is an important complication after cardiac surgery that has a prevalence ranging between 5 and 30%. In addition, the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been well correlated with poorer outcomes after cardiac surgery. These factors have been demonstrated to be associated with increased morbidity, ...


Outcomes Study of Hyperinsulinemic Glucose Control in Cardiac Surgery

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery will be randomized into one of two groups. Group A will be administered insulin using the hyperinsulinemic-normoglycemic clamp to normalize blood glucose levels intra-operatively. Group B will be administered insulin at the standard of care levels established by the participating institution. Patients will be followed at ...

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Gabapentin for Postoperative Pain Management After Cardiac Surgery With Median Sternotomy

In this study we will focus on the postoperative recovery. A successful postoperative recovery should bring the patient to at least to the pre-surgical level. This can probably be achieved by a multimodal approach where at least postoperative pain and PONV are managed. The surgical injury results in immobilisation which ...

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Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin: Biomarker of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery

All patients aged greater than 18 years undergoing elective cardiac surgery for coronary artery bypass grafting and / or valve replacement, in need of cardiopulmonary bypass and with the prospect of minimum hospital length stay of 48 hours in ICU, will be candidates for participation in this study. Criteria for ...

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Identification of Dominate Stressors in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Hypothesis: Identification of events and conditions considered stressful by the cardiopulmonary bypass patient would allow the professional team to determine which stressors are amendable to intervention and tailor patient care accordingly in order to improve future patient care experience in the intensive care unit. Research Question: What are the dominant ...

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Rapid Ventricular Pacing During Cerebral Aneurysm Surgery: a Study Concerning the Safety for Heart and Brain

Rapid ventricular pacing (RVP) is a technique to obtain flow arrest for short periods of time during dissection or rupture of the aneurysm. RVP results in an adequate fall in blood pressure which presents as an on-off phenomenon. The technique facilitates the dissection and manipulation of cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous ...

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