End-of-Life Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery

Barbara Birriel, Katrina D'Angelo

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Patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery face a small but significant mortality risk. Despite this, end-of-life care specific to this population has received little attention. This article examines current literature on end-of-life care in cardiothoracic surgery and in critical care. Recommendations for management at the end of life are made based on the available evidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-460
Number of pages8
JournalCritical care nursing clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care


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