Success and failure of fast track extubation in cardiac surgery patients of tertiary care hospital: one year audit.

@article{Akhtar2009SuccessAF,
  title={Success and failure of fast track extubation in cardiac surgery patients of tertiary care hospital: one year audit.},
  author={Mohammad Irfan Akhtar and Mohammad Hamid},
  journal={JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={154-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify the causes of delayed extubation in patients planned for fast tract extubation during cardiac surgery. METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted at cardiothoracic unit of Aga Khan University Hospital for the period of one year. All elective coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients, between the ages of 35-75 years with LVEF > or = 40 percent were included. Patients with Intra aortic balloon pump, chronic renal failure, respiratory compromise and… CONTINUE READING

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