Title

Key articles and guidelines in the management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2015

Institution/Department

Pharmacy

Journal Title

Journal of pharmacy practice

ISSN

1531-1937

Abstract

Significant numbers of patients undergo cardiac surgery worldwide each year. A large evidence base exists regarding the optimal pre-, intra-, and postoperative mediation management for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, valve replacements or repairs, and mechanical circulatory support (MCS). Prevention and treatment of perioperative arrhythmias, perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, prevention of thrombosis, and bleeding through proper management of perioperative antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies, and the use of pharmacotherapy to optimize both short- and long-term patient outcomes after cardiac surgery are the focus of this first compilation of guidelines and key articles in this patient population to be published in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

First Page

67

Last Page

85

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