Time related quality of life after elective cardiac operation.

  title={Time related quality of life after elective cardiac operation.},
  author={Kwok L Yun and Colleen F Sintek and Assoc. Prof. Ross D. Fletcher and Thomas Pfeffer and Gary S Kochamba and Peter R. Mahrer and Siavosh Khonsari},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={68 4},
BACKGROUND Due to improved operative techniques, myocardial preservation, and perioperative care, open heart procedures are now being performed in older and sicker patients. As a result, the quality of life has become an important issue in the decision making process. METHODS Between January 1993 and October 1994, 604 patients above 65 years of age who underwent non-emergent open heart operations were followed prospectively over a 2-year period. The Health Status Questionnaire forms were… CONTINUE READING


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