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Cross-clamp time is an independent predictor of mortality and morbidity in low- and high-risk cardiac patients

Al-Sarraf, Nael; Thalib, Lukman; Hughes, Ann Maree; Houlihan, Maighread; Tolan, Michael; Young, Vincent; McGovern, Eillish


Objectives: We sought to assess the effects of aortic cross-clamp time (XCL) on outcome following cardiac surgery in low- and high-risk patients. Methods: This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected departmental data of all patients who underwent cardiac surgery over 8-year period. Our cohort consisted of 3799 consecutive patients subdivided into low-risk (Euro SCORE < 6, n = 2691, 71%) and high-risk (Euro SCORE ≥ 6, n = 1108, 29%). Each class was further stratified into three...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Surgery
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2010.10.007


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