Gastrointestinal Complications following Cardiac Surgery: A Comprehensive Review

Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 02/23/2010

GI complications are rare events, but early diagnosis is essential. Unfortunately few of the risk factors the authors have defined are specific and are often indicators of ill patients. A low threshold to initiate laboratory evaluation and/or imaging studies should be employed if a patient shows signs of deviating from the normal course following cardiac surgery.

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