Early and mid-term results after thoracic aortic surgery in patients aged over 70: survival and effect of the age factor.


OBJECTIVES The increase in the life span of the Japanese population over the past decade has resulted in a significant increase in elderly patients in cardiac and aortic surgery. This study describes the early and mid-term survival after thoracic aortic surgery, and the influence of age on the operative mortality. METHODS A total of 85 consecutive… (More)


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