ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Who should be responsible from cardiac surgery intensive care? From the perspective of a cardiac anesthesiologist/intensive care specialist”
Nihan Yapıcı
Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.14056
Cardiovascular intensive care unit serves the most complicated and selected patient group in the thirdlevel intensive care units. There has been always a debate as to which clinician would lead the treatment process in the intensive care unit for these patients which require a multidisciplinary approach. Considering operating rooms as primary working areas of surgery has caused intensive care units to be of secondary importance. Therefore, the assignment of cardiac anesthesiologists in the intensive care unit would imply sharing of responsibility, provision of multidisciplinary treatment, and immediate application of the advances in anesthesiology-intensive care unit branches in cardiovascular intensive care units.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; cardiovascular surgery training; intensive care
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