Results Obtained by Follow-Up
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Wilhelm Peter Mistiaen
The study of postoperative results in patient series can have several purposes.
This goes from a simple description of a device or a technique to the identification of
risk factors and the comparison between several devices and between different
techniques. RCT can be considered as the “gold standard”, but even non randomized
prospective and retrospective series have been used.
The main outcomes under scrutiny are:
- Hospital mortality.
- Long term mortality.
- Valve related events:
- Other cardiac events:
- Non-cardiac events:
For these outcomes, it is useful to make a search for risk factors and independent
CABG, cardiac events, extracorporeal circulation, hospital mortality,
independent predictors, long-term mortality, non-cardiac events, risk factor
analysis, survival, valve related events.
Artesis University College Antwerp Department of Healthcare Sciences University of Antwerp Belgium