Roger J. F. Baskett

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BACKGROUND Increasingly, patients are being referred for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for management of symptoms after prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In this study, we assessed the impact of prior PCI on inhospital mortality after CABG. METHODS Perioperative data were collected on patients who underwent first-time CABG at 2(More)
METHODS Between 1990 and 1995, 48 homograft valves (15 aortic and 33 pulmonary), cryopreserved on-site, were implanted to reconstruct the right ventricular outflow tracts in 44 children (mean age 6.2 +/- 6.0 years; range 3 days to 20.2 years). Blinded serial echocardiographic follow-up evaluation was performed for all 45 valves in the 41 survivors. (More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of mediastinitis after cardiac surgical intervention is reported to be between 0.15% and 5% and is a major cause of postoperative morbidity. A number of risk factors have been identified, most of which are not modifiable. It is our contention that this complication can be reduced to a minimum by the consistent application of good(More)
The intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) has been used in cardiac operations since the late 1960s. Over the years, with refinements in technology, its use has expanded; the IABP is now the most commonly used mechanical assist device in cardiac operative procedures. This review provides an evaluation of evidence for the efficacy of IABP use in different clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine short and long term outcomes of octogenarians having heart operations and to analyse the interaction between patient and treatment factors. METHODS Multivariate analysis of prospectively collected data and a survival comparison with an age and sex matched national population. The outcomes were base in-hospital mortality, risk(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the use of arterial revascularization and to compare the in-hospital mortality with other CABG grafting strategies. METHODS A total of 71,470 CABG patients (1992-2001) in 27 centers in the United Kingdom were studied. The proportion of patients with arterial revascularization was compared. In-hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the incidence and factors associated with the failure of homograft valves and identifies those factors that are modifiable. METHODS From 1990 to 2001, 96 homograft valves were implanted in the right ventricular outflow tract of 83 children (mean age 5.1 +/- 5.6 years). Clinical and blinded serial echocardiographic follow-up(More)
INTRODUCTION Delirium is the most common neurological complication following cardiac surgery. Much research has focused on potential causes of delirium; however, the sequelae of delirium have not been well investigated. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between delirium and sepsis post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of surgical training on patient outcomes in cardiac surgery is unknown. METHODS All cases performed by residents from 1998 to 2001 were compared to staff surgeon cases using prospectively collected data. Operative mortality and a composite morbidity of: reoperation for bleeding perioperative myocardial infarction, infection, stroke,(More)
OBJECTIVES Sequential anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) offer theoretical advantages including increased graft flow and more complete revascularisation. However, published studies concerning the safety and efficacy of this technique are not definitive. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of sequential anastomoses on(More)