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Readmission to ICU is still associated with higher morbidity and mortality. We analyzed reasons and outcome of readmission and identified risk factors. Retrospective observational study with 353 patients readmitted to ICU between 01/2001 and 12/2009 after cardiac surgery. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify independent risk factors. Totally 9555 patients underwent cardiac surgery in this period. 3,6% (n=353) were readmitted. 30-day-mortality of readmitted was 13,1%. The maindoi:10.5283/epub.33504 fatcat:3qsbqg6a45bgvmmz7yfhkjv6xq