Samuel R Schnittman

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OBJECTIVE Aortic prosthesis choice is controversial in young adults because robust comparative outcome data are lacking. We therefore compared mortality and morbidity in young adults after bioprosthetic versus mechanical aortic valve replacement. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 5111 patients aged 18 to 50 years undergoing primary aortic valve(More)
Based on described benefits of fast-tracking and early extubation in children undergoing congenital heart surgery, we applied this concept to selected children following uncomplicated orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). In this case series, we report four patients who were extubated immediately after surgery in the operating room. A mild respiratory(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide long-term data on survival and major morbidity after mitral valve replacement in patients aged 18 to 50 years. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 2727 patients aged 18 to 50 years who underwent isolated mitral replacement in California and New York from 1997 to 2006. Median follow-up time was 12.4 years (maximum 15.0 years). The(More)
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