Starch or Saline After Cardiac Surgery

2014-08-27 03:19:50 | BioPortfolio


When people undergo major surgery, they require intravenous supplementation of fluids for a number of reasons:

- to compensate for no oral intake

- to support blood pressure and organ function during and after surgery

- to replace lost fluid or blood volume

There are a variety of fluid choices doctors have to provide to patients, and it is still not definitively known whether some fluids are better than others in specific situations. This is a particularly interesting question in patients undergoing heart surgery because of the significant volume of fluids used over the entire course of hospitalization, including before the operation, during the operation, and after the operation.

There has been some scientific evidence that the use of starch-based fluids (synthetic colloids) leads to better oxygen delivery to the organs with a smaller volume of fluid given, providing for better recovery from surgery. However, there has also been some scientific evidence that the use of these fluids can harm kidney function. Importantly, none of these large-scale studies were carried out specifically in patients undergoing heart surgery.

The purpose of this study is to answer the question of whether the use of starch-based fluid in the heart surgery patient makes for a safer and faster recovery, causes kidney dysfunction, or makes no discernable difference.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery


6% Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4, 0.9% Normal Saline


London Health Sciences Centre
N6A 5A5




London Health Sciences Centre

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:50-0400

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Hypertonic Saline-Hetastarch in Cardiac Surgery

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The Effect of 6% Hydroxyethyl Starch 130/0.4 on Blood Loss and Coagulation in Patients Medicated With Antiplatelet Agents Prior to Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery

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Fluid Loading in Abdominal Surgery: Saline Versus Hydroxyethyl Starch (FLASH Study)

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Hemostasis Evolution During Fluid Loading in Abdominal Surgery. Effects of Fluid Choice: Saline Versus Hydroxyethyl Starch (HAEMO Study)

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PubMed Articles [17974 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Hypertonic saline-hydroxyethyl starch solution attenuates fluid accumulation in cardiac surgery patients: a randomized controlled double-blind trial.

Significant fluid retention is common after cardiac surgery with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of hypertonic saline-hydroxyethyl starch (HS-...

Microenvironment of saphenous vein graft preservation prior to coronary artery bypass grafting.

The best preservation solution for a free vascular graft prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains controversial. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the microenvironment of th...

The Need for Multiple Bypass Grafts in Repair of Right Coronary Artery to Coronary Sinus Fistulae.

Coronary artery fistulae (CAF) are rare anomalies with controversial management strategies. The two main treatment options include either surgical repair or catheter embolization. Herein, we report su...

Paraplegia after coronary artery bypass surgery: An uncommon complication in a patient with history of thoracic endovascular aortic repair.

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Costs Five Years after Off-Pump or On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery.

Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is a common surgical treatment for ischemic heart disease. Little is known about the long-term costs of conducting the surgery on-pump or off-pump.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Coronary artery bypass surgery on a beating HEART without a CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS (diverting the flow of blood from the heart and lungs through an oxygenator).

Direct myocardial revascularization in which the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the right coronary artery, circumflex artery, or anterior descending coronary artery. The internal mammary artery is the most frequent choice, especially for a single graft, for coronary artery bypass surgery.

Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.

Abdominal artery that follows the curvature of the stomach. The right gastroepiploic artery is frequently used in CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS GRAFTING; MYOCARDIAL REVASCULARIZATION, and other vascular reconstruction.

Starches that have been chemically modified so that a percentage of OH groups are substituted with 2-hydroxyethyl ether groups.

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