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Lack of correlation between smoking status and early postoperative outcome following valve surgery

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

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Background: We sought to assess the effect of smoking on early outcome following valve surgery. Methods: This is a retrospective review of a prospectively collected departmental database of all patients who underwent isolated aortic and/ or mitral valve surgery (replacement and/or repair). Our cohort consisted of 590 patients stratified into three groups: current smokers (n=94), ex-smokers (n=243), and nonsmokers (n=253). Results: There were no significant differences in the in-hospital...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/85036
Source: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1038693

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