Gastric hypercarbia and adverse outcome after cardiac surgery

  title={Gastric hypercarbia and adverse outcome after cardiac surgery},
  author={Minoo N. Kavarana and Robert J. Frumento and Andrew L. Hirsch and Mehmet C. Oz and Daniel C. Lee and Elliott Bennett-Guerrero},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Objective. : It has been postulated that splanchnic ischemia, as manifested by gastric hypercarbia, helps to trigger excessive systemic inflammation, which has been linked to the development of adverse postoperative outcome. This study examined whether gastric PCO2 values are associated with adverse outcome in cardiac surgical patients. Design and setting… CONTINUE READING