ERAS Cardiac Surgery Releases Consensus Statement of Best Practices to Speed Recovery after Heart Surgery

An international group of leading heart surgeons known as ERAS® Cardiac Surgery presented evidenced-based expert consensus statements at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) meeting on April 28, 2018. These were developed in a formal process over 15 months to provide cardiac surgery programs best practices to enhance recovery after surgery. The group’s mission is to facilitate optimization of perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients through collaborative discovery, analysis, expert consensus, and dissemination of best practices that will improve both short and long-term outcomes and value and decrease complications and readmissions.

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