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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2014;17(1):2-8. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2014.01.006.

Reoperations for pediatric and congenital heart disease: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) congenital heart surgery database.

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1
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address: JeffJacobs@msn.com.
2
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.
3
Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI.
4
Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC.
5
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Abstract

In this descriptive analysis, data in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database pertaining to patients who underwent reoperative cardiac surgery were analyzed. Practice patterns and outcomes are described. Reoperative cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease is common, with one third of index operations in the database occurring subsequent to prior cardiothoracic operation(s) performed on cardiopulmonary bypass. This analysis suggests that a history of previous cardiac surgery does not independently confer a significant incremental risk of operative mortality, but that patients with greater number of previous operations appear to be at higher risk.

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24725711
PMCID:
PMC4276147
DOI:
10.1053/j.pcsu.2014.01.006
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