Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2014 • VOLUME 20 • №2

Comparative analysis of the results of using the method of elimination of sternal infection and standard methodology of cardiosurgical operations

Basylev V.V, Rosseikin E.V., Karpunkin O.A., Mikulyak A.I.

Federal Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery under the RF Public Health Ministry, Penza, Russia

Postoperative mediastinitis belongs to one of the severest complications of cardiosurgical operations. There have been suggested many methods of pre- and intraoperative prevention of sternal infection. Summarizing the obtained experience, in 2006 specialists of the EurAsia Heart Foundation under the leadership of Professor P. Vogt (Im Park Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland) elaborated and suggested a methodology of eliminating sternal infection, which according to the author’s opinion made it possible to decrease the frequency of the development of sternal infection from 5.6 to 0%. This methodology was implemented at the Federal Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery (city of Penza) in July 2012, thus leading to a decrease in the rate of wound complications from 4.05 to 0.3%.

KEY WORDS: elimination of sternal infection, superficial and deep wound infection.

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