Combined appropriate anaesthetic and surgical techniques have allowed increasing numbers of patients to be successfully managed in a general surgical recovery ward after cardiac surgery rather than in an intensive care unit.
From 1983 to 1989, 933 of 1542 patients undergoing open heart surgery were transferred to the general surgical recovery ward in the immediate postoperative period.
Of these, 718 (77%) had undergone coronary artery bypass grafts, sometimes combined with other procedures and 168 (18%) had had cardiac valve replacements with or without other procedures.
The remaining 47 (5%) had had miscellaneous cardiac operations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Traitement, Soin, Etude comparative, Service hospitalier, Récupération, Conduite à tenir, Unité soin intensif, Homme, Complication
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Treatment, Care, Comparative study, Hospital ward, Recovery, Intensive care unit, Human, Complication
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0328629
Code Inist : 002B25E. Création : 199406.