Intensive care unit (ICU) after Cardiac Surgery; 3% risk of death
Hypoxaemia post Cardiac Surgery. Management approach would be based on a systematic assessment of the patient using history, examination and review of investigations with regard to the following possible causes.
Hypothermia Post Cardiac Surgery. multi-factorial: residual hypothermia post CPB, failure to rewarm, open thoracic cavity, cold OT, administration of cold fluids
Hypotension Post Cardiac Surgery. Think PROVED?: pump, rhythm, obstruction, volume, (endocrine), distributive, ? = artefactual
Hypertension Post Cardiac Surgery
Haemorrhage Post Cardiac Surgery; common; mild/moderate -> medically managed; severe -> re-exploration; complications: hypovolaemia, anaemia, pericardial tamponade