Early and late results of combined mitral-aortic valve surgery.
KA Connelly, L Creati, W Lyon, M Yii, A Rosalion, AC Wilson, J Santamaria, VM Jelinek
Heart Lung Circ | Published : 2007
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study was designed to assess the early morbidity and mortality as well as long-term mortality of combined aortic-mitral valve procedures at a single centre. METHODS: Patients were identified by analysing the intensive care and perfusion databases, from 1989 to 2003, with 113 receiving aortic-mitral valve procedures. Eighty-four percent of patients received a mechanical bileaflet valve. Survival was assessed using a Kaplan-Meier method, and determinants of survival with the Cox proportional hazards model. RESULTS: There were 57 men and 56 women, median age 59 (18-84) years. The 30-day mortality was 9% (n=10). This cohort contained a number of high risk patients, ..View full abstract