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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)
OBJECTIVES After a panel process, recommendations on the use of sutureless and rapid deployment valves in aortic valve replacement were given with special respect as an alternative to stented valves. METHODS Thirty-one international experts in both sutureless, rapid deployment valves and stented bioprostheses constituted the panel. After a thorough(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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