Determinants of mortality after cardiac surgery: results of the registry of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leitender Kardiologischer Krankenhausärzte (ALKK) on 10 525 patients.

@article{Vogt2000DeterminantsOM,
  title={Determinants of mortality after cardiac surgery: results of the registry of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leitender Kardiologischer Krankenhaus{\"a}rzte (ALKK) on 10 525 patients.},
  author={Albrecht Vogt and Eberhard Grube and Hans Georg Glunz and Karl Eugen Hauptmann and Udo P. Sechtem and W. M{\"a}urer and Ulrich Tebbe and Karl W. Heinrich and Holly Engel and Wolfgang Kettner and W. Krawietz and Karl Ludwig Neuhaus},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={28-32}
}
BACKGROUND Mortality from cardiac surgery is an essential indicator of quality and forms the basis of treatment strategy decisions in eligible patients. No contemporary complete data on unselected adult cardiac surgery patients are available in Germany. METHODS AND RESULTS A registry was started in June 1997 of all patients referred to surgery from 85 cardiology centres in Germany. The registry was intended to include 10 000 patients and this number was reached in March 1998. Follow-up of the… CONTINUE READING

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