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."
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)
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.
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.
Learn More About Enhancing Outcomes for Cardiothoracic Patients
ClearFlow is advocating for the establishment of Standards and Guidelines to encourage active maintenance of chest tube patency in the first 24 hours post-surgery. To that end, we’ve developed clinical training and educational programs intended to help improve outcomes and promote healing in your cardiothoracic surgery patients.
Clinical Training Materials
PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology
Learn how the PleuraFlow System is used in the OR and in the ICU following cardiothoracic surgery.