Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Published: October 29, 2020
- Cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) have an increasing prevalence of non-cardiovascular comorbidities and multisystem organ dysfunction, which are associated with potentially preventable complications.
- These complications can lead to increased morbidity and mortality, greater resource utilization and healthcare expenses, and longer intensive care unit (ICU) lengths of stay.
- This scientific statement reviews evidence-based practices derived in non-CICU populations, assesses their relevance to CICU practice, and highlights key knowledge gaps warranting further investigation to attenuate patient risk.
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