21 minutes | Jul 30, 2021

Pediheart Podcast #173: Diaphragm Paralysis and Plication Following Congenital Heart Surgery

This week we enter the world of CT surgery to review a recent STS database study on outcomes of diaphragm paralysis following congenital heart surgery. How common is a diaphragm paralyzed following surgery and what are the main risk factors for this complication? How commonly are these plicated and how do those who are plicated fare in comparison to those managed more conservatively? Professor Narutoshi Hibino of U. Chicago shares his insights this week. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.175.
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