Reoperation is not an independent predictor of mortality during aortic valve surgery.

@article{Davierwala2006ReoperationIN,
  title={Reoperation is not an independent predictor of mortality during aortic valve surgery.},
  author={Piroze M. Davierwala and Michael Andrew Borger and Tirone Esperidiao David and Vivek Rao and Manjula D Maganti and Terrence M. Yau},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={
          329-35
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Reoperations on aortic valves are associated with increased mortality, which may affect valve prosthesis selection at the time of initial aortic valve replacement. We analyzed our experience to determine whether reoperation itself independently predicts mortality during aortic valve surgery. METHODS Demographic, intraoperative, and outcome data were collected prospectively on patients undergoing primary or redo aortic valve replacement or Bentall procedures after previous aortic… CONTINUE READING
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