WEBINAR REPLAY: "Chest Tube Management in Cardiac Surgery" | ERAS Cardiac Society Webinar in collaboration with CTSNet

Key speakers Marc Gillinov, MD, Jurij M. Kalisnik, MD, and Lenard Conradi, MD discuss the clinical implications of retained blood, current strategies in chest tube management, and the benefits of posterior pericardiotomy.
Webinar moderated by Kevin Lobdell, MD, and Marc Gerdisch, MD.



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Educational Webinar

Evidence-Based Strategy in the Prevention of Complications due to Retained Blood

An Educational Webinar with Presenters: Marc Gillinov, MD, Marc Gerdisch, MD, and Alyson Mehringer, RN discussing the basic principles of Chest Tube Management, the results of a 1 year quality improvement study and the operational perspective from the ICU Nursing Staff.

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Webinar 1

Active Clearance of Chest Drains Reduces Pleural Effusions and ICU Resources in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Yvon Baribeau, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Catholic Medical Center, NH, presents and discusses the results from their clinical trial titled: "Active Clearance of Chest Drains Reduces Pleural Effusions and ICU Resources in patients undergoing Cardiac Surgery" (ML246-A)

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Webinar 2

Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: Potential Pericardial Contributors

Dr. Spencer Melby, Cardiac Surgeon at Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington Univ. St. Louis and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the VA Hospital in St. Louis, presents his latest findings regarding his ongoing research into POAF following cardiac surgery and how to minimize and/or prevent this common complication of cardiothoracic surgical procedures.

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Webinar 3

Active Clearance of Chest Tubes in Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Marc Gillinov, Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Cleveland Clinic discusses postoperative complications associated with inadequate drainage of blood and fluids from around the heart and lungs following heart surgery.

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Clinical Webinar

Avoiding Chest Drain Occlusion to Prevent Inflammatory Consequences of Retained Blood in Cardiac Surgery

A. Marc Gillinov, MD, Department Chairman, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, presents "The importance of avoiding chest drain occlusion to prevent the inflammatory consequences of retained blood after cardiac surgery."

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