ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Phrenic Nerve Protection During Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Öztekin OTO, Murat ERTÜRK, Ünal AÇIKEL, Eyüp HAZAN, Erdem SİLİSTRELİ, Nilgün ÖZELSANCAK
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Diaphragm Paralysis due to phrenic nerve cold injury resulting from the use of ice/slush topical hypothermia has been reported raidologically with a ranging from 30% to 70% of patients after cardiac surgery. The materials (phrenic pad e.g.) for phrenic nerve protection are generally expensive and difficult to find in our country. In this randomized and prospectively clinical study, the effects of surgical gloves that is cheap and to alternative phrenic ped, on phrenic nerve protection was examined on 40 consecutive patients.
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