Redo surgery risk in patients with cardiac prosthetic valve dysfunction

@inproceedings{Maciejewski2011RedoSR,
  title={Redo surgery risk in patients with cardiac prosthetic valve dysfunction},
  author={Marek Maciejewski and Katarzyna Piestrzeniewicz and Agata M Bielecka-Dabrowa and Monika Piechowiak and Ryszard Jaszewski},
  booktitle={Archives of medical science : AMS},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to analyse the risk factors of early and late mortality in patients undergoing the first reoperation for prosthetic valve dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective observational study was performed in 194 consecutive patients (M = 75, F = 119; mean age 53.2 ±11 years) with a mechanical prosthetic valve (n = 103 cases; 53%) or bioprosthesis (91; 47%). Univariate and multivariate Cox statistical analysis was performed to determine risk factors of… CONTINUE READING