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VACCUM ASSISTED CLOSURE (VAC) THERAPY IN CARDIAC SURGERY

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In Cardiac Surgery, the use of Vacum Assited Closure (VAC) Therapy has revolutionised the management of superficial and deep Sternal wound infection, as well as dehisced Long Saphenous vein harvesting site. 

Articles:

Vacuum-assisted closure as a treatment modality for infections after cardiac surgery.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2003 Feb;125(2):301-5.   PMID: 12579098  Luckraz H, Murphy F, Bryant S, Charman SC, Ritchie AJ