Comparison of short-term mortality risk factors for valve replacement versus coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

@article{Gardner2004ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of short-term mortality risk factors for valve replacement versus coronary artery bypass graft surgery.},
  author={Sheila C Gardner and Gary K. Grunwald and John Rumsfeld and Joseph Cleveland and Lynn M. Schooley and Dexiang Gao and Frederick L. Grover and Gerald O McDonald and Annie Laurie W Shroyer},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={549-56}
}
BACKGROUND Risk factors for 30-day operative (short-term) mortality following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG only) procedures are well established. However, little is known about how the risk factors for short-term mortality following valve replacement procedures (with or without a CABG procedure performed) compare with CABG only risk factors. METHODS Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) records (65,585 records) were collected from October 1991 through March 2001 and analyzed. Risk factors… CONTINUE READING