Marv Leventhal

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether hospital discharge alone represents a good outcome for patients who had prolonged intensive care after cardiac surgery by studying their postdischarge survival and functional outcome. The secondary objective is to estimate the proportion of intensive care unit (ICU) resources used by the long-stay (> or = 10 initial(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the predictors of outcome in cardiac surgical patients with prolonged ICU stay. DESIGN Inception cohort with retrospective chart review. SETTING Adult cardiovascular ICU. PATIENTS All patients admitted after cardiac surgery who stayed in ICU for at least 14 consecutive days. INTERVENTIONS Collection of data, including(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the effect on outcome of mild hypothermia (< 36 degrees C) upon intensive care unit (ICU) admission on patient outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). METHODS We performed a retrospective database analysis of 5,701 isolated CABG patients requiring CPB, operated upon from January 1995(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of gender on outcomes of coronary artery bypass surgery using a weighted preoperative severity of illness scoring system. DESIGN Retrospective database review. SETTING Tertiary care teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS The patient population consisted of 2,800 consecutive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients (658(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary aim of this investigation was to compare the incidence of new-onset postoperative atrial arrhythmias (POAAs) in cardiac versus noncardiac thoracic surgery patients. A subgroup analysis also was performed in the cardiac surgery patients comparing POAAs in patients who underwent cardiac surgery on and off cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). (More)
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