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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 (306) clinical trials

Impact of Perioperative Treatment With Intravenous Glutamine on Myocardial Protection in Cardiac Surgery Patients With Aortic Stenosis

The purpose of this study is to confirm if myocardial protection effect can be obtained by intravenous administration of glutamine in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement with severe aortic stenosis (who are at high risk for ischemia-reperfusion injury). As a prospective double blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial, the investigators detect and ...

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SvO2 Trigger in Transfusion Strategy After Cardiac Surgery

Currently, the rate of transfusion of cardiac surgery patients is approximately 50%. The decision to transfuse is based on the hemoglobin (Hb), the transfusion threshold from 7 to 9 g / dL seems to be reasonable, based on clinical parameters, as well as patient history, as the degree of coronary ...

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Prevention of Infections in Cardiac Surgery (PICS) Prevena Study

Despite the routine use of antibiotics before and after cardiac surgery, infections of the chest wound remain a common life threatening complication of heart surgery that is preventable. Antibiotic prophylaxis is well accepted to be the cornerstone of prevention for these infections. The best choice of antibiotic prophylaxis in patients ...


Goal Directed Therapy Aiming to Optimise Oxygen Central Venous Saturation in Children Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for adverse clinical outcomes due a inadequate tissue perfusion. Recent studies have been demonstraded which the monitorization of continuos central venous saturation could be benneficial. There is evidence that monitoring continues venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) can be beneficial in patient outcomes, guided ...

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Effect of Nitric Oxide in Cardiac Surgery Patients With Endothelial Dysfunction.

I. SUBJECT ENROLLMENT Methods of enrollment, including procedures for patient registration. Patients will be screened in the "Cardiac surgery pre-operative clinic", Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cox building floor 6 (before surgery). If the patient is eligible and after obtaining the consent of the primary cardiac surgeon, the patient will be ...


Prophylactic Ondansetron in Post-op Cardiac Surgery Patients to Prevent Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a significant source of morbidity for patients undergoing general anesthesia, and in particular, patients undergoing cardiac anesthesia. Despite its common occurrence, literature on PONV prophylaxis in the cardiac surgical population is limited relative to other surgical populations. A rational approach to preventing PONV would ...

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Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP) Monitoring for Detection of Intraoperative Positional Neuropraxia

General objectives The general objective of this study is to identify the causative insults during various kinds of cardiac surgeries. To attain this objective, we have three specific aims. Firstly, surgical insults such as excessive or asymmetric sternal retraction have long been regarded as the main causes of PNI. Therefore, ...

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Maintaining Mechanical Ventilation During Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Cardiac Surgery

Cardiopulmonary bypass (CBP) during cardiac surgery induces a systemic inflammatory response associated with an immune dysregulation and a significant pulmonary dysfunction. First, the inflammatory response, usually attributed to surgical trauma, contact of blood with artificial surfaces, and ischemia reperfusion injury, is responsible for a postoperative immunodepression. For instance, an early ...

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Evaluation of Indirect Measurement of Respiratory Quotient in Non-cardiac Major Surgery as a Predictor of Anaerobic Metabolism (The BAR Study)

Background: Respiratory quotient was defined by the ratio of CO2 production (VCO2) and O2 consumption (VO2). Indirect respiratory quotient (RQ) measurement involves indirect calorimetry, which measures O2 and CO2 inspired and expired fractions. This measurement is usually used to estimate energy expenditure and which energetic substrate is preferentially used in ...

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Effects of Mechanical Ventilation on Pulmonary Electrical Impedance Diaphragmatic Mobility and Patient-ventilator Synchrony

In the immediate postoperative period of cardiac surgery, patients are found under mechanical ventilatory support. Commonly, they are ventilated in controlled and assisted-controlled volume (VCV) or pressure (PCV) modes, with weaning at pressure support (PSV). Systematic reviews indicate that there is no difference between the VCV and PCV ventilatory modes ...

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