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July-December 2016| Vol 1| Issue 2

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Editor's note

Identifying blood conservation strategies that can help reduce allogenic blood transfusion in cardiac surgery has always been a desired goal since the inception of open-heart surgery. In the United St...


Review Article

Effective strategies for total blood management during cardiopulmonary bypass: Perfusion's contribution and perspective

Total blood management during cardiopulmonary bypass requires intentional strategies to be effective. Key areas of impact involve creating a team atmosphere, reducing hemodilution, and optimizing a po...


Original Article

Surgical stabilization of blunt traumatic chest wall bony injuries

Objectives: Conservative management of rib fractures has been the standard of care. Recently, surgical fixation with rib plating is emerging as a superior option for flail chest (FC) and multip...


Invited Commentary

Surgical stabilization of blunt traumatic chest wall bony injuries

The retrospective review by Nwiloh et al. [1] is a notable addition to the growing body of Class II/III evidence supporting the benefit of operative repair of flail chest or multiple severe rib fractu...


Original Article

Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: Intra-aortic balloon pump aides multivessel revascularization in high-risk patients

Objective: Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) has been demonstrated to be a safe technique with similar outcomes to on-pump coronary artery bypass (ONCAB) in low-risk patients, while its r...


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Nigerian Journal of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, a publication of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published.

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