When to remove drains after coronary bypass surgery?

Gür A. K., Eker E., Tekeli A. E., Aykac M. C.

MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.22, no.89, pp.38-44, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 89
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-44
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Mediastinal and thoracic drains after open heart surgery are a vital preventive measure against postoperative cardiac tamponade. In this study, we investigated when to remove mediastinal and thoracal drains in patients who underwent isolated coronary bypass surgery.