Complications of Endotracheal Intubation in Open Heart Surgery Patients
Keywords:Endotracheal intubation; complication; open heart surgery; hypothermia
Open-heart surgery is associated with prolonged intubation and hypothermia. This prospective study was performed at intensive care unit, loo adult patients were intubated with BAXTER endotracheal tubes. Body temperature was decreased to 28.5 °C during cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were electively ventilated for a mean period of 15.2 hours. All patients were extubated successfully. They were followed on first postoperative day for any intubation related complication.53 out of 100 patients reported one or more complications. Hoarseness was the major problem. Sore throat and dysphagia were other complaints.
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