Cardiovascular surgery in Jehovah's Witness patients: The role of preoperative optimization.


OBJECTIVE We aimed to identify factors associated with adverse outcomes in Jehovah's Witness patients undergoing complex cardiovascular surgery and to validate our preoperative optimization protocol. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 144 Jehovah's Witnesses who underwent cardiovascular surgery between 1999 and 2014. We excluded 7 salvage cases. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.06.059

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