ICU-readmission after cardiac surgery: predictors and consequences

Udo Boeken, Alexander Assmann, Payam Akhyari & Artur Lichtenberg
Introduction: After cardiac surgery readmission to intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with higher costs and may be correlated with an increased mortality. We wanted to evaluate predictors of ICU readmission and to analyze the outcome of those patients. Materials and methods: 5,333 patients who[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]