Heart, Lung and Circulation
Abstract| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P260, April 2011

CO2 Insufflation of the Pericardial Field: A Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating Neurocognitive Outcomes—Preliminary Results

      Introduction: Carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation into the pericardial field during open chamber cardiac surgery has become routine in some cardiac surgical units. However, evidence that this technique is beneficial in preventing neurocognitive decline is lacking.
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