New Guidelines Provide First-Ever Blueprint for Enhancing Recovery After Cardiac Surgery

News article from the Cleveland Clinic.

ERAS brings its perioperative care principles to the cardiac arena.

Cardiac surgery has joined the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) movement with the publication of new evidence-based guidelines offering standardized approaches for optimizing surgical outcomes.

Evidence-based ERAS protocols have been associated with reductions of up to 50% in complication rates and length of stay compared with conventional management in noncardiac surgical fields.

Now, cardiac surgery could see similar improvements. “I think we’re going to see people experiencing better outcomes following a range of cardiac operations,” says Cleveland Clinic cardiothoracic surgeon Eric E. Roselli, MD, who serves on the ERAS Cardiac Society advisory board and is a co-author of the new guidelines.

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