Coronary artery bypass graft surgery for persistent weaning failure
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Sir: Failure to wean from mechanical ventilation (MV) results in prolonged and expensive ICU stay with a high mortality rate . A cornerstone in the therapy is identification and subsequent treatment of the underlying reason for failure. Although myocardial ischemia is a potential reason, it is not easy documented, and effective treatment is not always feasible in critically ill patients .
KeywordsChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Left Anterior Descend Left Internal Mammary Artery Spontaneous Breathing Trial
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