Gopal Bhatnagar

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BACKGROUND To assess the impact of gender as an independent risk factor for early and late morbidity and mortality following coronary artery bypass surgery. METHODS Perioperative and long-term data on all 4,823 patients undergoing isolated coronary bypass operations from November 1989 to July 1998 were analyzed. Of these patients, 932 (19.3%) were(More)
BACKGROUND The demographics of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have changed over time and may contribute to differing operative mortality and the combination of mortality and morbidity (M + M). In this study, the trends in results are analyzed and causes are suggested. METHODS Prospectively collected data concerning 4,839 CABG(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the benefit of sutureless and rapid deployment valves in current minimally invasive approaches in isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS A panel of 28 international experts with expertise in both minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and rapid deployment valves was constituted. After thorough literature review, the experts(More)
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