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New strategies suggested for critical heart care in the ICU – EurekAlert

Critically ill heart patients are at increased risk of complications that are potentially preventable and associated with death, longer hospital stays and higher…

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Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT / 5 a.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020
DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2020 — Patients in cardiac intensive care units (CICUs) could benefit from the CICU health care team using a daily checklist to prevent infections and other common complications, according to a new American Heart Association Scientific Statement, “Prevention of Complications in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit,” published today in the Association’s flagship journal Circulation. This Statement reviews evidence from general…

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