Sex-Related Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Evidence from the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative.

Sex-Related Differences in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Aortic Surgery: Evidence from the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative. Circulation. 2019 Feb 13;: Authors: Chung J, Stevens LM, Ouzounian M, El-Hamamsy I, Bouhout I, Dagenais F, Cartier A, Peterson M, Boodhwani M, Guo MH, Bozinovski J, Yamashita MH, Lodewyks C, Atoui R, Bittira B, Payne D, Tarola C, Chu MWA, Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative Abstract BACKGROUND: Contemporary outcomes following surgical management of thoracic aortic disease have improved; however, the impact of sex-related differences is poorly understood. METHODS: A total of 1653 patients (498 (30.1%) female) underwent thoracic aortic surgery with hypothermic circulatory arrest between 2002 and 2017 in ten institutions of the Canadian Thoracic Aortic Collaborative. Outcomes of interest were in-hospital death, stroke and a modified Society of Thoracic Surgeons-defined composite (STS-COMP) for mortality or major morbidity (stroke, renal failure, deep sternal wound infection, reoperation, prolonged ventilation). Multivariable logistic regression was used to determine independent predictors of these outcomes. RESULTS: Women were older (66±13 years vs 61±13 years, p
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