Investigation of the Postoperative Complications Rate and Predictors in Patients Undergoing Surgery due to Associated Carotid and Coronary Occlusive Disease.

Investigation of the Postoperative Complications Rate and Predictors in Patients Undergoing Surgery due to Associated Carotid and Coronary Occlusive Disease. Heart Surg Forum. 2019 Sep 16;22(5):E385-E389 Authors: Jovicic V, Putnik S, Djordjevic A, Grgurevic A, Atanasijevic I, Terzic D, Jovicic M Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of postoperative complications in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and simultaneous carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and find predictors of postoperative complications. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 86 patients after simultaneous CABG and CEA. Inclusion criteria were: patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis with a reduction of the carotid lumen diameter of more than 70% detected with Doppler ultrasound and diagnosed with one, two, or three vessel coronary artery disease with coronary stenosis more than 75% and hemodynamic significant stenosis of the left main artery. Exclusion criteria were patients with urgent and previous cardiac surgery and patients with myocardial infarction and stroke in the past one month. We monitored preoperative (ejection fraction, coronarography status), operative (number of grafts, on-pump or off-pump technique) and postoperative (extubation, unit care and hospital stay, bleeding and reoperation) details and complications (myocardial infarction, neurological events, inotropic agents and transfusion requiry, infection, arrh...
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(Queen Mary University of London) The role of primary care needs to be improved to help young stroke survivors return to work, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge.
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ConclusionClinically relevant subgroups, including patients with PMI, can be uncovered using serially measured cTnT and a LCMM. The LCMM showed superior diagnostic accuracy of PMI. A rising cTnT profile is potentially a better criterion than a single cut-off value in diagnosing PMI post-CABG.
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Conclusions: Anemia on admission was associated with higher mortality and an increased risk of poor outcome in patients with ICH. However, the results were limited by the high heterogeneity of included studies. Prospective, multi-center or population-based, large sample cohort studies are needed in the future. Introduction Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the second most common cause of stroke and a highly lethal disease (1), which still lacks effective therapeutic interventions (2, 3). Although age, baseline ICH volume and neurological status on admission are well-known predictors of outcome of ICH (4), none of t...
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ConclusionsThe variability in 30-day mortality rates at hospital level and the correlation between risk mortality rates suggest that there may be common hospital-wide factors influencing short-term mortality.
Source: International Journal for Quality in Health Care - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research
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