Understanding the inflammatory response to cardiac surgery.

  title={Understanding the inflammatory response to cardiac surgery.},
  author={Jonathan G McGuinness and David Bouchier-Hayes and Joanna M. Redmond},
  journal={The surgeon : journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland},
  volume={6 3},
The systemic inflammatory response to cardiac surgery is common, and resultant impairment of multiple organ function is generally mild or subclinical due to physiological reserve within organ systems. Unfortunately, the changing profile of patients referred for surgery suggests that the systemic inflammatory response may prominently influence surgical outcome in the future. Older, co-morbid patients with more limited physiological reserve are being referred for complex lengthy procedures, and… CONTINUE READING

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