Body size, gender, and transfusions as determinants of outcome after coronary operations.

@article{Ranucci2008BodySG,
  title={Body size, gender, and transfusions as determinants of outcome after coronary operations.},
  author={Marco Ranucci and Alfredo Pazzaglia and Chiara Bianchini and Giuseppe Bozzetti and Giuseppe Isgr{\`o}},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={481-6}
}
BACKGROUND Small body size, female gender, and transfusions are traditionally considered morbidity and mortality risk factors in coronary surgery. Because these clinical conditions are interrelated, we designed a study to investigate their respective roles in determining adverse outcomes after coronary operations. METHODS A retrospective study on 4,546 consecutive patients who underwent coronary surgery was performed. The outcome (hospital mortality and length of stay in the intensive care… CONTINUE READING

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