Causes of late deaths after pediatric cardiac surgery: a population-based study.

@article{Nieminen2007CausesOL,
  title={Causes of late deaths after pediatric cardiac surgery: a population-based study.},
  author={Heta P Nieminen and Eero V. Jokinen and Heikki I. Sairanen},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 13},
  pages={1263-71}
}
OBJECTIVES We examined the causes and modes of late death after pediatric cardiac surgery. BACKGROUND The late mortality of patients operated on for congenital heart defect (CHD) is comprehensively unexamined. In this study, the causes of death were examined to obtain further knowledge of the morbidity of the patients. METHODS We studied all late deaths of patients operated on for CHD in Finland during the years 1953 to 1989. We calculated the survival of patients, identified the causes of… CONTINUE READING

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