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Comparison of EuroSCORE II, Original EuroSCORE, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk Score in Cardiac Surgery Patients.
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EuroSCORE II had better predictive discrimination for operative mortality than EuroSCORE I, which greatly overestimated this risk and should be considered for calculating risk score for complex cardiac surgical patients. Expand
Potential Impact of Modifiable Clinical Variables on Length of Stay After First-Time Cardiac Surgery.
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Accounting for potentially modifiable clinical variables, such as low hematocrit and blood transfusion, especially in elective patients, should lead to shorter LOS, higher satisfaction, and reduced financial burden. Expand
The effect of the Cox-maze procedure for atrial fibrillation concomitant to mitral and tricuspid valve surgery.
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The results suggest the need for performance-based education for AF surgical ablation to achieve optimal outcomes and suggest the use of Cox-maze procedure on operative and follow-up outcomes. Expand
Rhythm course over 5 years following surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation.
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Stable results of SA for AF over time with somewhat different predictors for 2- and 5-year NSR in a group of patients with complete follow-up at both time points are demonstrated. Expand
Association of operative risk with the outcome of concomitant Cox Maze procedure: a comparison of results across risk groups.
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The Cox maze III/IV procedure can be performed safely and effectively in patients with higher operative risk, who fare well when compared with lower-risk patients. Expand
Effect of patient age on blood product transfusion after cardiac surgery.
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In patients with a routine postoperative course, older age was associated with more postoperative blood transfusion and was also predictive of longer length of stay and poorer survival, even after accounting for clinical factors. Expand
Impact of perioperative glycemic control strategy on patient survival after coronary bypass surgery.
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These results support the previous findings and indicate that a liberal glycemic control strategy after coronary artery bypass leads to survival rates and improvements in health-related quality of life that are similar to those achieved with a strict target range. Expand
Amiodarone after surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation: Is it really necessary? A prospective randomized controlled trial.
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The results of this prospective randomized controlled trial examined whether amiodarone after surgical ablation reduced atrial arrhythmia recurrence within the first 3 months after surgery and should inform recommendations for prophylactic class I/III AAD after surgical AF ablation, regardless of discharge rhythm status. Expand
Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery without aortic cross-clamping and with femoral cannulation is not associated with increased risk of stroke compared with traditional mitral valve surgery: a
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A minimally invasive approach for mitral valve surgery on a fibrillating heart was not associated with a greater incidence of stroke/TIA than was median sternotomy, and when performed by highly experienced surgeons, the minimallyvasive approach with fibrillsatory arrest did not increase the risk of perioperative stroke. Expand
A single center's experience with pacemaker implantation after the Cox maze procedure for atrial fibrillation
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This study demonstrated lower incidence of PMI after CM procedures than recently reported and was not associated with increased short‐ or long‐term morbidity or inferior freedom from atrial arrhythmia. Expand
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