Outcomes of cardiac surgery in patients weighing <2.5 kg: affect of patient-dependent and -independent variables.

@article{Kalfa2014OutcomesOC,
  title={Outcomes of cardiac surgery in patients weighing <2.5 kg: affect of patient-dependent and -independent variables.},
  author={David M Kalfa and G. N. Krishnamurthy and Jennifer M. Duchon and Marc Najjar and St{\'e}phanie M. Levasseur and Paul Jubeong Chai and Jonathan M. Chen and Jan M. Quaegebeur and Emile Antoine Bacha},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 6},
  pages={2499-506.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE A recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons database study showed that low weight (<2.5 kg) at surgery was associated with high operative mortality (16%). We sought to assess the outcomes after cardiac repair in patients weighing <2.5 kg versus 2.5 to 4.5 kg in an institution with a dedicated neonatal cardiac program and to determine the potential role played by prematurity, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons-European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (STAT) risk categories, uni… CONTINUE READING
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