Incidence, risk, and prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adult cardiac surgical patients: A systematic review

Zachary W. Fitch, Glenn Whitman

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Ventilator-associated pneumonia remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in postoperative heart surgery patients. We present a systematic review of the literature on the incidence, risk factors, and prevention of this condition in a population at heightened risk. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12260 (J Card Surg 2014;29:196-203)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-203
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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