A systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of fast-track cardiac anesthesia

Paul S. Myles, David J. Daly, George Djaiani, Anna Lee, Davy C H Cheng

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This systematic review of randomized controlled trials shows that fast-track techniques result in a shorter length of stay in the intensive care unit and are at least equal in terms of 30-day mortality and major morbidity rates, when compared with traditional high-dose opioid techniques in cardiac anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-987
Number of pages6
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003

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