CARDIAC SURGERY

The added value of laminar flow in Cardiac Surgery.

TOUL focused laminar flow creates a strictly aseptic space, by removing 99.9% of airborne bacteria and micro-organisms, including Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

According to a 2019 study published on the authoritative Journal of American Medical Association1, there would appear to be a worrying increase of deaths caused by infections following cardiac surgeries.

The clinical cases of over 86K patients that were hospitalized due to a heath failure were analysed between 2002 and 2014.

The study results are very interesting, because they reveal that the significant reduction of cardiovascular mortality has been offset by an increase of deaths caused by non-cardiovascular issues, such as nosocomial infections and respiratory problems.

In particular, in the last 12 years:

  • one-year mortality after hospitalization has virtually remained stable, at 32%;
  • the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues has decreased by 27%;
  • the risk of death due to non-cardiovascular issues has increased by 22%;
  • infection-related mortality has seen the greatest increase, in absolute terms, with a 60% rise;
  • overall, infections have become responsible for 13% of deaths.

Infections appear to be the main factor behind the gradual healthcare-related mortality increase for non-cardiovascular causes when treating cardiac disorders.

White et Al.2 documented that 70% of germs in surgical wounds are carried mostly by instruments. It is precisely the instruments that, by transporting the micro-organisms inside the wound, deeply into the organism, promote germ settlement and infection development.


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Infection prevention for the following surgeries:

cardiac transplant

cardiac transplant

open/beating-heart cardiac surgery

open/beating-heart cardiac surgery

coronary artery bypass, Coronary bypass

coronary artery bypass, Coronary bypass

coronary angioplasty

coronary angioplasty

artery surgery

artery surgery

pacemaker implant

pacemaker implant

valve replacement with artificial or biological prosthetic

valve replacement with artificial or biological prosthetic

valve plastic surgery

valve plastic surgery

Insertion of implantable venous catheters

Insertion of implantable venous catheters

cardiac-thoracic surgery

cardiac-thoracic surgery

thoracic surgery: thoracotomies for oesophageal cancer surgeries and hiatal hernia repair

thoracic surgery: thoracotomies for oesophageal cancer surgeries and hiatal hernia repair

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