Carlo de Vincentiis

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OBJECTIVE To assess risk factors for mortality in cardiac surgical adult patients as part of a study to develop a European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE). METHODS From September to November 1995, information on risk factors and mortality was collected for 19030 consecutive adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery under(More)
A prospective study was carried out from January to April 1993 in 42 centers to assess the quality of care in adult heart surgery in France. One hundred eight parameters were collected (i.e., risk factors, surgery, postoperative course) for 7181 patients. Eight simple, objective factors were selected using a multivariate analysis. Point weighting was(More)
OBJECTIVES The European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) has been used for many years since its introduction in 1999. Recently, a new EuroSCORE (EuroSCORE II) has been developed to update the previous version. The EuroSCORE II includes some different predictors and/or introduces a new classification of the already existing(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objectives were (1) to report operative and long-term mortality in patients submitted to anterior surgical ventricular restoration, (2) to report changes in clinical and cardiac status induced by surgical ventricular restoration, and (3) to report predictors of death in a large cohort of patients operated on at San Donato Hospital, Milan,(More)
OBJECTIVE Preoperative intra-aortic balloon pump use in high-risk patients undergoing surgical coronary revascularization is still a matter of debate. The objective of this study is to determine whether the preoperative use of an intra-aortic balloon pump improves the outcome after coronary operations in high-risk patients. DESIGN Single-center(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical mortality for acute type A aortic dissection is frequently related to preoperative clinical conditions. We report a predictive score to identify risk of death that may be helpful to assist surgeons who are considering whether to proceed with surgical correction in the case of patients in extreme clinical risk. METHODS Surgical outcome(More)
The impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) on the outcome of patients requiring cardiac surgery has been investigated in previous decades. However, the profile of cardiac surgical practice is changing in addition to changes in patients' risk profile, making the results inconclusive. In this study we sought to investigate the impact of DM on operative mortality(More)
OBJECTIVE Coronary artery disease is the main cause of mortality and morbidity in patients on renal therapy replacement. The aim of this study was to define peri-operative risk and long term results of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) in dialysis patients. METHODS this retrospective study included 82 patients in chronic dialysis who underwent CABG(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY A number of sutureless bioprosthetic aortic valves have been recently introduced in clinical practice, their main advantage being a reduction in the aortic cross-clamp time (AXCT). The study aim was to investigate if AXCT was a determinant of cardiovascular morbidity in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement(More)