Effects of long intubation period on respiratory functions following open heart surgery

Akdur H., Polat M., Yigit Z., Arabaci U., Ozyilmaz S., Gurses H.

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.43, no.5, pp.523-530, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.43.523
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-530


The objective of the present study was to compare pre- and postoperative pulmonary function tests in adult patients who had intubation periods greater and less than 24 hours following elective open heart surgery.