Modified percutaneous tracheotomy is save in high risk patients

Antje-Christin Deppe, Yeong-Hoon Choi, Oliver Liakopoulos, Elmar Kuhn, Maximillian Scherner, Ingo Slottosch, Georg Langebartels & Thorsten Wahlers
Objectives: Early tracheotomy may shorten time of mechanical ventilation and length of stay at the ICU. Generally coagulopathy and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) represent a contraindication for tracheotomy. However, in cardiac surgery patients an adequate anticoagulation is mandatory due[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]