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Elective Aortic Root Replacement in North America: Analysis of STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Tyler Wallen, Andreas Habertheuer, Joseph E. Bavaria, G.Chad Hughes, Vinay Badhwar, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Babatunde Yerokun, Dylan Thibault, Karianna Milewski, Nimesh Desai, Wilson Szeto, Lars Svensson, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula

The authors analyzed the STS database for elective aortic root replacement (with several important exclusions) to derive risk factors for mortality and morbidity. A total of 8,807 patients met inclusion criteria. Significant predictors for mortality that were discovered include atrial fibrillation, body surface area, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, NYHA IV, diabetes, concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting, concomitant mitral valve surgery, and Bentall operation.

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