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Inadequate Technical Performance Scores Are Associated With Late Mortality and Late Reintervention

Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Liu, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Steven D. Colan, Francis Fynn-Thompson, Sitaram Emani, Christopher A. Baird, John E. Mayer, Pedro J. del Nido

Technical performance in congenital heart surgery, as judged by discharge electrocardiogram and other clinical factors, is associated with postoperative complications including mortality.  This study assessed technical performance related to long-term survival in nearly 700 patients.  After controlling for risk category and patient age, poor technical performance was found in multivariable analysis to be strongly related to  late mortality and the need for late reintervention.

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