Enteral nutrition in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit: challenges and considerations.

@article{Widlicka2008EnteralNI,
  title={Enteral nutrition in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit: challenges and considerations.},
  author={Annie Widlicka},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={510-20}
}
Cardiovascular disease is a common preexisting condition among hospitalized patients. Acute myocardial infarction and cardiac surgery account for 2 of the most common reasons patients are admitted to the intensive care unit. Determining how and when to feed these patients is a constant challenge presented to nutrition support practitioners. Enteral… CONTINUE READING