Clin Surg | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Concept to Make Cardiac Surgery Safer: The Surgeon’s Contribution

George J Brandon Bravo Bruinsma1*, Arno P Nierich2 and Alexander J Spanjersberg2

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Patient Safety Officer, Hattem, The Netherlands
2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Division Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Isala Hospital, Zwolle, The Netherlands

*Correspondance to: George J Brandon Bravo Bruinsma 

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Abstract

The level of safety in cardiac operating rooms is essential to provide the best care. Besides patientrelated factors, the outcome involves accurate diagnostic assessment, carrying out a safe surgical strategy, and high-quality team performance. A new approach in the operating room, applying TEE A-View for real-time assessment of the quality of the whole ascending aorta in combination with a short checklist, represents new opportunities for the cardiac surgeon to provide safer operations and better outcomes.

Citation:

Bravo Bruinsma GJB, Nierich AP, Spanjersberg AJ. A Concept to Make Cardiac Surgery Safer: The Surgeon’s Contribution. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3464..

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