Preoperative anxiety as a predictor of mortality and major morbidity in patients aged >70 years undergoing cardiac surgery.

@article{Williams2013PreoperativeAA,
  title={Preoperative anxiety as a predictor of mortality and major morbidity in patients aged >70 years undergoing cardiac surgery.},
  author={Judson B. Williams and Karen P Alexander and Jean-François Morin and Y. E. Langlois and Nicolas O Noiseux and Louis P Perrault and Kim G Smolderen and Suzanne V Arnold and Mark J. Eisenberg and Louise Pilote and Johanne Monette and Howard Bergman and P Smith and Jonathan Afilalo},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={137-42}
}
The present study examined the association between patient-reported anxiety and postcardiac surgery mortality and major morbidity. Frailty Assessment Before Cardiac Surgery was a prospective multicenter cohort study of elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass surgery and/or valve repair or replacement) at 4 tertiary care hospitals from 2008 to 2009. The patients were evaluated a mean of 2 days preoperatively with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, a validated… CONTINUE READING
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