Noteworthy Literature published in 2017 for Cardiac Critical Care

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2018 Mar;22(1):18-26. doi: 10.1177/1089253217753395. Epub 2018 Jan 17.


In 2017, many high-impact articles appeared in the literature. This is the third edition of an annual review of articles related to postoperative cardiac critical care that may affect the cardiac anesthesiologist. This year explores vasopressor and inotropic support, timing of renal replacement therapy, management of postoperative respiratory insufficiency, and targeted temperature therapy.

Keywords: alternative inotropes; critical care; postoperative respiratory insufficiency; renal replacement therapy; therapeutic hypothermia; vasopressors.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiotonic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Critical Care / methods*
  • Heart Diseases / complications
  • Heart Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia, Induced / methods*
  • Postoperative Care / methods
  • Renal Replacement Therapy / methods*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / complications
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy*
  • Time Factors
  • Vasoconstrictor Agents / therapeutic use*


  • Cardiotonic Agents
  • Vasoconstrictor Agents