This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition open heart surgery patients
Treatment semi-structured and structured interview
Sponsor Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Start date March 2005
End date January 2006
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT00248898, 0501007700


Long term follow-up of nonagenarians who have undergone open heart procedures.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective retrospective

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 90 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients who underwent open heart procedures and who were 90 years or greater between 1995 and 2004 at The New York Presbyterian Hospital Exclusion Criteria: - Patients who refuse follow-up

Additional Information

Official title Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients
Principal investigator Karl H Krieger, MD
Description Based on population studies, life expectancy at age 80 is 8.5 years, and at the age of 85 years, it is 6.3 years (US Bureau of Census 2000). There are currently 1.6 million nonagenarians and roughly 72,000 centenarians living in the United States. With this increasing elderly population, knowledge of the special management issues and long-term sequela are imperative. Bacchetta and coworkers from our institution presented a 10-year outcomes experience in nonagenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. In 42 consecutive patients, in-hospital mortality was 7%, and 30-day mortality 5%. Postoperative morbidity was documented in 67% with arrhythmias accounting for 31% of the cases, followed by respiratory complications, infections, and strokes. While this is mostly in-hospital data, long-term follow-ups have not been performed.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2008.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.