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Toxicity of Inadequate Pericardial Drainage After Surgery: Implications for Patient Recovery - STS 8 in 8 Series

Spencer J. Melby, MD

Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis

Postoperative atrial fibrillation is the most common complication following heart surgery. This video will describe potential inflammatory components that contribute to this problem found in the pericardial space.

The STS 8 in 8 Series offers quick access to important topics in cardiothoracic surgery. Each informative video is narrated by an expert in the field and covers one topic using eight slides in 8 minutes.

Copyright 2020, used with permission from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). All rights reserved.

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