Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients
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.
Male or female participants at least 90 years old.
- Patients who underwent open heart procedures and who were 90 years or greater between 1995 and 2004 at The New York Presbyterian Hospital
- Patients who refuse follow-up
|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.|
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