Cardiovascular surgical outcomes in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome--a case-series.

@article{Hegde2007CardiovascularSO,
  title={Cardiovascular surgical outcomes in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome--a case-series.},
  author={Vinayak Anant Padmanabh Hegde and Yoel Vivas and Hiren M. Shah and David Haybron and Venkatraman Srinivasan and Ashish Dua and Alan H. Gradman},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={423-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APLS) have severe involvement of the cardiovascular apparatus and often need surgical interventions to correct these manifestations. Few studies that have looked at the outcomes of cardiothoracic surgeries in APLS patients have reported high rates of perioperative mortality and thromboembolic events. OBJECTIVE Our goal was to examine the outcomes of adult APLS patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and/or valvular… CONTINUE READING
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