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A method of uniform stratification of risk for evaluating the results of surgery in acquired adult heart disease.
The purpose of the study was to devise a method of stratifying open-heart operations into levels of predicted operative mortality, using objective data that are readily available in any hospital.Expand
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Recommendations for Extraction of Chronically Implanted Transvenous Pacing and Defibrillator Leads: Indications, Facilities, Training
The procedure of lead removal has recently matured into a definable, teachable art with its own specific tools and techniques. It is now time to recognize and formalize the practice of lead removalExpand
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Bedside estimation of risk as an aid for decision-making in cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Evaluations of the cardiac-surgery mortality rates of hospitals and surgeons can be fair and realistic only when the observed mortality rates are compared with expected rates withExpand
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Mannitol, furosemide, and dopamine infusion in postoperative renal failure complicating cardiac surgery.
BACKGROUND Acute renal failure occurring in the postoperative period, requiring dialysis after cardiac surgery is an important risk factor for an early mortality, and the overall mortality of thisExpand
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Survey of Cardiac Pacing and Implanted Defibrillator Practice Patterns in the United States in 1997
Bernstein, A.D., et al.: Survey of Cardiac Pacing and Implanted Defibrillator Practice Patterns in the United States in 1997. A survey of implanters of permanent cardiac pacemakers and ICDs in theExpand
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Results of coronary artery endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass grafting for diffuse coronary artery disease.
BACKGROUND Coronary artery endarterectomy with coronary artery bypass grafting for diffuse coronary artery disease has been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We evaluated ourExpand
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Identification of preoperative variables needed for risk adjustment of short-term mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Working Group Panel on the Cooperative CABG Database
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this consensus effort was to define and prioritize the importance of a set of clinical variables useful for monitoring and improving the short-term mortality of patientsExpand
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Pacemaker lead extraction with the laser sheath: results of the pacing lead extraction with the excimer sheath (PLEXES) trial.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of pacemaker lead extraction with the excimer sheath in comparison to nonlaser lead extraction. BACKGROUND FibroticExpand
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Survey of cardiac pacing and defibrillation in the United States in 1993.
A survey of implanters of permanent cardiac pacemakers and implanted cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in the United States during 1993 was conducted to identify present and changing patterns inExpand
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Deleterious effects of long-term single-chamber ventricular pacing in patients with sick sinus syndrome: the hidden benefits of dual-chamber pacing.
Nine hundred fifty patients who received three modes of primary pacemaker systems (581 dual-chamber universal [DDD], 84 atrioventricular-sequential ventricular-inhibited [DVI] and 285Expand
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