Postoperative care of the cardiac surgical patient

Joshua C. Grimm, Glenn Whitman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The postoperative management of cardiac surgery patients is not straightforward and demands key insight into the physiologic perturbations common within this population. Furthermore, considerations in the immediate perioperative period change as the patient recovers from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In order to ensure stability throughout this transition, the critical care team must have a firm understanding of the various consequences of intraoperative decisions and how to manage them following surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319196688
ISBN (Print)9783319196671
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016



  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiovascular critical care
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Vasoactive support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Grimm, J. C., & Whitman, G. (2016). Postoperative care of the cardiac surgical patient. In Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, Third Edition (pp. 653-667). Springer International Publishing.