Risk factors and early outcomes of multiple reoperations in adults with congenital heart disease.

@article{Holst2011RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and early outcomes of multiple reoperations in adults with congenital heart disease.},
  author={Kimberly A. Holst and Joseph A. Dearani and Harold M. Burkhart and Heidi M. Connolly and Carole A. Warnes and Zhuo Li and Hartzell V Schaff},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={
          122-8; discussion 129-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Advances in treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) have resulted in most patients surviving to adulthood. Despite surgical "correction," the need for reoperation(s) persists, and there are few outcome data. This study examined early postoperative results to determine risk factors for cardiac injury and early death in adults with CHD undergoing repeat median sternotomy. METHODS Data from the most recent median sternotomy of 984 adults (49% male) with CHD were analyzed. Mean age… CONTINUE READING

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