Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy After Cardiac Surgery: A Temporary Measure in a High-Risk Cohort.

Affiliation

Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

A subset of patients who undergo cardiac surgery require percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube for enteral access to receive nutritional support. There are limited data evaluating the outcomes of these patients and the duration of nutritional support required.

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