Epidural and Cardiac Surgery

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 27, 2011
Last updated: April 28, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

In the present study the investigators test the hypothesis that the epidural anesthesia added on the general anesthesia is able to improve patient's outcome.

Cardiac Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Epidural Analgesia in Cardiac Surgery

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

patients undergoing cardiac surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients undergoing cardiac surgery
  • adult (>18y)
  • sternotomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • abnormal coagulation profile
  • antiplatelet medications (other than aspirin)
  • ongoing anticoagulation
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01344603

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Milano, MI, Italy, 20132
Sponsors and Collaborators
Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Landoni Giovanni, Vita-Salute University of Milano, Italy
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01344603     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HSR epi CCH 38
Study First Received: April 27, 2011
Last Updated: April 28, 2011
Health Authority: Italy: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele:
cardiac surgery
cardiac anesthesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 08, 2015