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Triple-valve procedures: impact of risk factors on midterm in a rheumatic population.
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PMID:  17062238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the influence of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables on short and midterm results in patients undergoing triple-valve surgery. METHODS: Between September 1989 and December 2003, 157 patients underwent triple-valve surgery with mechanical prosthetic valves. Preoperative, operative, and postoperative data were retrospectively analyzed and risk factors affecting hospital mortality and short and midterm survival were evaluated. RESULTS: The hospital mortality was 2.5%. Multivariate analysis revealed that New York Heart Association functional class IV, low left ventricular ejection fraction (< 0.35) and increased left ventricular end diastolic diameter (> 50 mm Hg) were associated with increased short and midterm mortality. The freedom rate from reoperation and thromboembolic complications at 5 years were 93% +/- 4% and 81% +/- 7%, respectively. In echocardiographic assessments, significant decrease in left ventricular end-diastolic and end-systolic diameters (53.1 +/- 8.3 vs 50.1 +/- 7.1, p = 0.002 and 35.3 +/- 7.4 vs 32.6 +/- 7.2, p = 0.002) was observed. CONCLUSIONS: Triple-valve surgery offers satisfactory short and midterm results and prevents ventricular dilatation. Mortality significantly decreases if surgery is performed before left ventricle functions deteriorate.
Tankut Hakki Akay; Bahadir Gultekin; Süleyman Ozkan; Erdal Aslim; Bülent Saritas; Atilla Sezgin; Sait Aslamaci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-25     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1729-34     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Baskent University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / mortality*
Middle Aged
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications,  surgery*
Risk Factors
Survival Analysis

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