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2017 EACTS Guidelines on perioperative medication in adult cardiac surgery

Authors/Task Force Members: Miguel Sousa-Uva (Chairperson) (Portugal), Stuart J. Head (Netherlands), Milan Milojevic (Netherlands), Jean-Philippe Collet (France), Giovanni Landoni (Italy), Manuel Castella (Spain), Joel Dunning (UK), Tóomas Gudbjartsson (Iceland), Nick J. Linker (UK), Elena Sandoval (Spain), Matthias Thielmann (Germany), Anders Jeppsson (Sweden) and Ulf Landmesser (Chairperson) (Germany)

Document Reviewers: Georg Trummer (Germany), David A. Fullerton (USA), AlexanderWahba (Norway), Udo Sechtem (Germany), Jorge Ferreira (Portugal), Andreas Koster (Germany)

The 2017 EACTS Guidelines on perioperative medication in adult cardiac surgery address such aspects of perioperative management of cardiosurgical patients, as: antithrombotic therapy; prevention and treatment of postoperative atrial fibrillation; the use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors, β-adrenergic blockers and steroids; dyslipidemia management; prevention of gastrointestinal and infectious complications; perioperative analgesia and glycemic control.

Key words: guidelines, EACTS, cardiac surgery, perioperative pharmacological therapy (medication), risk reduction, secondary prevention, coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement/repair, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, antithrombotic therapy, antiplatelet agents, anticoagulants, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors systems, β-adrenoceptor blockers, statins, proton pump inhibitors, H2-receptor blockers, glucose management, pain, steroids, antibiotics, atrial fibrillation.

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