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Obese cardiac patients a drain on ICU resources

16:21 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | Cardiovascular Business

A study of 5,365 patients who underwent cardiac surgery at New Brunswick Heart Centre in Canada revealed patients with higher levels of obesity were four times more likely to require extra time in the intensive care unit, three times more likely to need additional time on mechanical ventilation and three times more likely to be readmitted to the intensive care unit (ICU).

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