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The Impact of Frailty on Functional Survival in Patients 1-Year Post-Cardiac Surgery
Frailty is an emerging concept in medicine yet to be adequately explored as a risk factor in cardiac surgery. Frailty is a geriatric syndrome of decreased physiologic reserves and increased vulnerability to stressors. It ...
Identifying Barriers for Successful Discharge Following Cardiac Surgery
Approximately 15% of patients require prolonged intensive care unit length of stay (prICULOS) after their cardiac operation. We have learned through our previous BSc Med Project “ensuRing patiEntS thrive after PrOloNgED ...
Intraoperative prediction of cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury
Cardiac surgery associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is a potentially lethal complication which occurs in up to 30% of cardiac surgery patients. When the injury is severe enough to necessitate dialysis (which occurs ...