Risk stratification with the EuroSCORE for prolonged duration of intensive unit care stay following cardiac surgery

Sems-Malte Tugtekin, Dominik Joskowiak, Utz Kappert, Kostas Alexiou, Christian Georgi, Manuel Wilbring & Klaus Matschke
Introduction: Improvement of surgical techniques and advancement of intensive care therapy led to increased number of patients (pts) with a higher risk profile scheduled to cardiac surgery. An increased morbidity of these pts is probably related to longer postoperative stay on ICU (Intensive Care Unit)[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]