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July-December 2017| Vol 2| Issue 2

Editorial

Hemodynamic monitoring after open heart surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

The hemodynamic instability and wide blood pressure fluctuations that every so often occur after open heart surgery necessitates having a reliable means of determining cardiac performance and its ab...


Original Article

Cheetah noninvasive cardiac output: A viable alternative to arterial line and pulmonary artery catheter cardiac output techniques after cardiac surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

Objective: The objective of the study is to determine the utility and practicality of Cheetah noninvasive cardiac output monitoring (NICOM) as a means of hemodynamic monitoring of adult patie...


Invited Commentary

Noninvasive cardiac output: A viable alternative to arterial line and pulmonary artery catheter cardiac output techniques after cardiac surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

The development of technologies to monitor patients undergoing anesthesia for surgical operations represents one of the seminal advancements in the ability to provide safe operating conditions for i...


Case Report

Penetrating chest injury involving pulmonary artery: Challenges at emergency department

A case of penetrating chest trauma due to stab injury is described. At presentation to the emergency department (ED), he was hemodynamically unstable and only a small sutured left parasternal wound ...


Invited Commentary

Acute kidney injury following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery: Challenges of acute kidney injury after open heart surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa

We read with interest the recent review article by Obialo in the December 2017 issue of this journal.[1] The author had reviewed the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) following cardiopulmonary ...


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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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