Noteworthy Literature From 2019 for Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Jun;24(2):149-158. doi: 10.1177/1089253220919284. Epub 2020 Apr 27.


This annual article summarizes key findings from notable studies published in 2019 relevant to the practice of cardiothoracic critical care medicine. This year's article encompasses updates to the literature on enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery, extracorporeal membranous oxygenation, delirium, and primary graft dysfunction after heart transplant.

Keywords: cardiac anesthesia; cardiac surgery; critical care; intensive care unit; perioperative system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acetaminophen / therapeutic use
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures* / adverse effects
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures* / methods
  • Critical Care*
  • Delirium / prevention & control
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Humans


  • Acetaminophen