Primary valvular surgery in octogenarians: perioperative outcome.


BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Cardiac surgery in octogenarians is now performed routinely, and generally results in a good improvement in functional capacity. The study aim was to evaluate operative mortality and to identify preoperative and postoperative risk factors of mortality. METHODS A total of 200 consecutive patients (79 males, 121 females; mean… (More)


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