Cardiac surgery in octogenarians.


BACKGROUND Early and late results were studied in order to improve the indications for surgery in the elderly. METHODS Two hundred and thirty-seven patients aged 80 years or older underwent cardiac surgery between 1987 and 2001. The mean age of patients, which included 148 men and 89 women, was 82 years. Elective operations were performed in 194 patients… (More)


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@article{Ishikawa2004CardiacSI, title={Cardiac surgery in octogenarians.}, author={Susumu Ishikawa and Brian F. Buxton and Narelle Manson and A. Bilami Hadj and Siven Seevanayagam and Jaishankar Raman and Alexander Rosalion and Yasuo Morishita}, journal={ANZ journal of surgery}, year={2004}, volume={74 11}, pages={983-5} }