Krebs ED, Chancellor WZ, Beller JP, Mehaffey JH, Hawkins RB, Sawyer RG, Yarboro LT, Ailawadi G, Teman NR. Long-Term Implications of Tracheostomy in Cardiac Surgery Patients: Decannulation and Mortality. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 2020 Jun 30. PMID: 32619618 [PubMed]
The long-term implications of tracheostomy in cardiac surgical patients are largely unknown. We sought to investigate outcomes including decannulation and long-term mortality in a population of post-cardiac surgery patients.