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Postoperative Care After Aortic Surgery

  • Elnazeer O. Ahmed
  • Davy C. Cheng
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Abstract

Patients undergoing aortic surgery are generally high-risk patients, with high prevalence of generalized atherosclerotic cardiovascular involvement, hypertension, heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment, and diabetes, which further complicate the postoperative course. There are over 10,000 aortic aneurysm surgeries performed in the US (2008, STS), and majority is ascending aortic surgery.

Keywords

Acute Tubular Necrosis Mesenteric Ischemia Aortic Surgery Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy Spinal Cord Ischemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryLondon Health Sciences CentreLondonCanada

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