The post operative period extends from completion of the cardiac surgical period and transport of the patient to the ICU. Reception of the postoperative patient to the ICU is a critical period and the stay in the ICU is determined by the rapidity of the patient being able to return to a physiological state or be safely discharged from the ICU to a lower level of medical and nursing care.

Complications during transport from the OR

Complications while receiving the patient from the OR

Low cardiac Output

Medical management of Bleeding

Bleeding and Cardiac Tamponade


Organ system dysfunction

VOMIT: victim of medical (or modern) imaging (or investigational) technology

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