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The octogenarians--a new challenge in cardiac surgery?
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PMID:  7825159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The per- and early postoperative outcomes of 75 consecutive octogenarians (38 male, 37 female, mean age 81.7 years) who underwent open heart surgery were analysed to identify independent variables of risk factors influencing morbidity and mortality. There were 48 coronary bypasses. 20 valve replacements, and 7 combined procedures. Multivariate analysis revealed that functional class (New York Heart Association), operative procedure, aortic cross clamp time, total bypass time, and age are independent predictors for morbidity and mortality (p < 0.05). There were 6 postoperative deaths (8%). Postoperative complications included haemorrhage (2), stroke (1), unstable sternum (2), acute cholecystitis (1), pneumothorax (2), and urinary tract infection. It is concluded that octogenarians may benefit from open heart surgery at an acceptable risk.
U Klima; G Wimmer-Greinecker; R Mair; C Gross; F Peschl; P Brücke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-10     Completed Date:  1995-02-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Surgical Department I, AKH Linz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over*
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / mortality*
Multivariate Analysis
Postoperative Complications
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome

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