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Impact of Hospital Volume on Outcomes of Septal Myectomy for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Thursday, December 15, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Kimberly A. Holst, MD, Hartzell V. Schaff, MD, Nicholas G. Smedira, MD, Elizabeth B. Habermann, PhD, MPH, Courtney N. Day, BS, Vinay Badhwar, MD, Hiroo Takayama, MD, Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD

This study examined the relationship between the relatively low surgical case volume for septal myectomy (SM) repair and the early outcomes of SM. In the studied database, the volume of SM cases varied widely, and there appeared to be an important association between surgical experience and the occurrence of adverse outcomes.

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