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Ilias Iliopoulos, Redmond Burke, Robert Hannan, Juan Bolivar, David S Cooper, Farhan Zafar, Anthony Rossi
Mortality for the arterial switch operation (ASO) has diminished significantly over the past few decades. Some patients do, however, continue to have protracted and complicated courses after surgery. We attempted to determine which preoperative factors were best associated with prolonged hospital stay after ASO. We retrospectively reviewed all patients that underwent an ASO over a 10-year period. Outcomes of patients with postoperative stays (POS) >14 days (long stay group-LS) were compared with those patients with POS < 7 days (short stay group-SS)...
August 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
Paul S Myles, Julian A Smith, Andrew Forbes, Brendan Silbert, Mohandas Jayarajah, Thomas Painter, D James Cooper, Silvana Marasco, John McNeil, Jean S Bussières, Sophie Wallace
BACKGROUND: Most patients with coronary artery disease receive aspirin for primary or secondary prevention of myocardial infarction, stroke, and death. Aspirin poses a risk of bleeding in patients undergoing surgery, but it is unclear whether aspirin should be stopped before coronary artery surgery. METHODS: We used a 2-by-2 factorial trial design to randomly assign patients who were scheduled to undergo coronary artery surgery and were at risk for perioperative complications to receive aspirin or placebo and tranexamic acid or placebo...
February 25, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
K Ramakrishnan, F A Alfares, K Hammond-Jack, K Endicott, M Nettleton, D Zurakowski, R A Jonas, D S Nath
The aim of this study was to determine the optimal timing of pulmonary artery band (PAB) placement in neonates with single ventricle physiology, unrestricted pulmonary blood flow, and no systemic outflow tract obstruction. Retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent isolated PAB for single ventricle physiology between January 2005 and December 2014 was carried out. The influence of age at the time of PAB on operative mortality, the need for reoperation to adjust the PAB, the preparedness of the pulmonary vascular bed prior to the second-stage bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS), and the outcomes following BCPS were studied...
March 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
John W Eikelboom, Stuart J Connolly, Martina Brueckmann, Christopher B Granger, Arie P Kappetein, Michael J Mack, Jon Blatchford, Kevin Devenny, Jeffrey Friedman, Kelly Guiver, Ruth Harper, Yasser Khder, Maximilian T Lobmeyer, Hugo Maas, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Maarten L Simoons, Frans Van de Werf
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran is an oral direct thrombin inhibitor that has been shown to be an effective alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. We evaluated the use of dabigatran in patients with mechanical heart valves. METHODS: In this phase 2 dose-validation study, we studied two populations of patients: those who had undergone aortic- or mitral-valve replacement within the past 7 days and those who had undergone such replacement at least 3 months earlier...
September 26, 2013: New England Journal of Medicine
Paulo H Manso, Fernando T V Amaral, Tarcísio J S Júnior, Mauro C Jurca, Jorge Haddad, Walter V A Vicente, Ricardo N Sgarbieri, Fabio Carmona
The objective of this paper was to describe the outcomes in patients submitted to arterial switch operation and to analyze the predictors of in-hospital mortality and further need of re-operation at a single-center institution. Between September 1995 and January 2014, 128 consecutive arterial switch operations were performed. Surgical mortality during this period was analyzed retrospectively, and a follow-up analysis of the survivors was conducted. Surgical era, cardiopulmonary bypass time (p = 0.001), and diagnosis category (p = 0...
December 2015: Pediatric Cardiology
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