Readmission to intensive care unit after cardiac surgery – Analysis of 5,983 patients

Sems Tugtekin, D. Joskowiak, U. Kappert, A. Rudolph, C. Georgi & K. Matschke
Introduction: Readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac surgery is associated with higher costs and impaired clinical outcome. Clinical data and outcome of readmitted patients were analyzed and perioperative prognostic variables of ICU readmission evaluated. Materials and methods:[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]