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Postoperative Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

  • Sheela S. Pai
  • Aaron Crookshank
  • Wissam Chatila
Chapter

Abstract

Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to Recognize common causes of postoperative complications in cardiac surgery patients. Understand the pathophysiology of cardiac and hematologic dysfunction following cardiac surgery. Treat common events that lead to hemodynamic instability in the early postoperative period.

Keywords

Atrial Fibrillation Mean Arterial Pressure Ventricular Pace Atrial Pace Cardiac Surgery Patient 
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Additional Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheela S. Pai
    • 1
  • Aaron Crookshank
    • 2
  • Wissam Chatila
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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