Decreased Incidence of Postoperative Pericardial Effusions After Cardiac Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Apr 1;77(9):774-6. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)89218-1.

Abstract

There has been a striking decrease in the incidence of postoperative pericardial effusion to 13.6%. A higher incidence of postoperative pericardial effusion was found in the winter months.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Michigan / epidemiology
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pericardial Effusion / epidemiology*
  • Pericardiectomy / adverse effects
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
  • Postpericardiotomy Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Seasons