David Craddock

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OBJECTIVE To review the results of uncomplicated coronary artery bypass graft surgery and to identify factors which influence operative mortality (OM) and postoperative myocardial infarction (PMI). DESIGN An analysis of the outcome in patients having coronary artery bypass graft surgery for the first time from 1978 to 1990 inclusive. SETTING The(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty years have elapsed since the commencement of open-heart surgery in South Australia. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate mortality and complication rates and to identify factors associated with poor outcomes in all patients who underwent prosthetic aortic valve replacement during this period. METHODS Questionnaires and(More)
Although the mortality for coronary artery bypass graft surgery has declined, some categories of patients are still recognized as being at greater risk. Because the mortality, even for most patients with risk factors, is less than 10%, evaluating this risk and any improvement arising from changing techniques requires thousands of cases. The need for these(More)
BACKGROUND Thirty years have elapsed since the commencement of open-heart surgery in South Australia. A retrospective study was performed to evaluate mortality and complication rates and to identify factors associated with poor outcomes in all patients who underwent prosthetic mitral valve replacement during this period. METHODS Questionnaires and(More)