Postoperative Care

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredic M. Harwin
  • Alain Carpentier


Postoperative care has evolved over the years into a scientific method of maintaining desirable physiologic states or changing abnormal states. This chapter discusses our routine postoperative monitoring and therapy and reviews common problems occurring in the postoperative period, with an outline of our therapies.


Cardiopulmonary Bypass Supraventricular Arrhythmia Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Inspire Oxygen Concentration Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Albert Starr
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Fredic M. Harwin
    • 6
  • Alain Carpentier
    • 7
  1. 1.Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySutter Memorial HospitalSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Davis Medical SchoolUniversity of CaliforniaSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Heart Institute at St. Vincent HospitalPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, P.C.PortlandUSA
  6. 6.Harwin StudiosPortlandUSA
  7. 7.Hôpital BroussaisUniversity of ParisParisFrance

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