Open Access Case Report

Systemic Thrombolyis within 24 Hours of Major Cardiac Surgery; When the Risk to Life outweighs the Haemorrhage

Mahmoud M Abdelaziz*, Nasar Ahmad and John S Billing

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Centre, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 31, 2018;  Published Date: October 04, 2018


Ischaemic stroke after cardiac surgery is well recognised devastating complication. The incidence of stroke usually varies based on patients’ risk factors and peri-operative related factors and can be as high as 6% [1]. Due to the high risk of Intracerebral and systemic haemorrhage, systemic thrombolysis is contraindicated within 14 days after any major surgery including open heart surgery [2]. Given the high risk of bleeding, unsurprisingly there has not been any research articles into the bleeding rate of systemic thrombolysis after major surgery

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