Guidelines for reporting morbidity and mortality after cardiac valvular operations. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Standardizing Definitions of Prosthetic Heart Valve Morbidity.

@article{Edmunds1996GuidelinesFR,
  title={Guidelines for reporting morbidity and mortality after cardiac valvular operations. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Standardizing Definitions of Prosthetic Heart Valve Morbidity.},
  author={L. Henry Edmunds and Richard E. Clark and Lawrence Harvey Cohn and Gary L. Grunkemeier and D. C. Miller and Richard D. Weisel},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={932-5}
}
At the request of the Councils of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for Standardizing Definitions of Prosthetic Heart Valve Morbidity "revisited" the "Guidelines" published in September 1988 [1-3]. The purpose of the review was to update and clarify definitions within the guidelines and to consider recommendations made by others [4, 5]. The variety of cardiac valvular procedures has expanded since 1988… CONTINUE READING