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Data helps predict risk of pneumonia after heart surgery

New risk model shows patients may recover pneumonia-free through prehabilitation Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after heart surgery, leading to longer hospital stays and lower odds of survival. But a new analysis of data from thousands of patients who had coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at Michigan hospitals revealed ways people can prepare…
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Perfusionist controls heart, lungs' function during open heart surgery

Mercy Medical Center cardiac perfusionist Chad Brady sits by the hospital's heart-lung machine that he operates. The machine, which is two years old and cost $80,000, maintains the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body during open heart surgery. When a patient's heart and lungs need to be stopped during coronary artery [...]
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