Evolution of risk factors influencing early mortality of the arterial switch operation.

@article{Blume1999EvolutionOR,
  title={Evolution of risk factors influencing early mortality of the arterial switch operation.},
  author={Elizabeth D. Blume and Karen Altmann and John E. Mayer and Steven D. Colan and Kimberlee K Gauvreau and Tal Geva},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1702-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The present study was undertaken to determine the independent risk factors for early mortality in the current era after arterial switch operation (ASO). BACKGROUND Prior reports on factors affecting outcome of the ASO demonstrated that abnormal coronary arterial patterns were associated with increased risk of early mortality. As diagnostic, surgical and perioperative management techniques continue to evolve, the risk factors for the ASO may have changed. METHODS All patients who… CONTINUE READING