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Clinical outcome of patients in a start-up congenital heart surgery program in Turkey.
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PMID:  23305582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This study summarizes the clinical outcome data of a start-up congenital heart surgery program in Turkey. Between December 2009 and February 2012, 616 operations have been performed in 132 newborns (22%), 260 infants (42%), and 224 children/adolescents (36%). Risk adjustment analysis was performed using the risk adjustment in congenital heart surgery (RACHS-1) risk assessment model. There were 66 mortalities (10.7%). According to the RACHS-1 categories, there were 51 cases in level I (8.2%) with no mortality (0%), 250 in level II (40.6%) with 11 (4.4%) mortalities, 199 in level III (32.3%) with 33 (16.5%) mortalities, 53 in level IV (8.6%) with 10 (18.8%) mortalities, 14 in level V and VI (2.2%) with 11 (78.5%) mortalities, and 49 cases (7.9%) out of the RACHS-1 categories with one (2.0%) mortality. Mortality was higher in neonates compared to infants, and in infants compared to children/adolescents. Mortality was higher in palliative procedures compared to corrective procedures. The data demonstrate that a start-up program with a relatively loaded surgical volume may achieve acceptable clinical results with a good teamwork. Collaboration of anesthesiologists, perfusionists, pediatric cardiologists, intensivists, and cardiovascular surgeons is necessary to provide a better outcome in congenital heart surgery.
Ismihan Selen Onan; Ersin Erek; Sertac Haydin; Burak Onan; Ozgen Ilgaz Kocyigit; Ufuk Topuz; Ender Odemis; Mehmet Yeniterzi; Ihsan Bakir
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1525-1594     ISO Abbreviation:  Artif Organs     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E18-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013, Copyright the Authors. Artificial Organs © 2013, International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Education and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
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