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Year in review 2011: Critical Care - cardiology

Daniel De Backer* and Diego Orbegozo Cortés

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Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Route de Lennik 808, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium

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Critical Care 2012, 16:246  doi:10.1186/cc11826

Published: 10 December 2012


We review key research papers in cardiology and intensive care published during 2011 in Critical Care and quote related studies published in other journals whenever appropriate. Papers are grouped into the following categories: cardiovascular therapies, mechanical therapies, biomarkers, prognostic markers, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiovascular diseases, microcirculation, hypertension in critically ill patients, and miscellaneous.