Determinants of mortality in patients requiring prolonged intensive care unit stay after elective isolated on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

@article{Tekumit2010DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of mortality in patients requiring prolonged intensive care unit stay after elective isolated on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.},
  author={Hayrettin Tekumit and Kemal Uzun and Ali Riza Cenal and Cenk Tataroǧlu and Adil Polat and Esat Akinci},
  journal={Kardiologia polska},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={257-62}
}
BACKGROUND In up to 36% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery prolonged intensive care unit stay may be necessary. Mortality rates of these patients range from 11% to 94%, causing enormous clinical and ethical issues. AIM To identify preoperative, perioperative and postoperative risk factors of mortality in patients with prolonged intensive care unit stay after elective, isolated on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. METHODS Clinical data of 137 patients who underwent an… CONTINUE READING