Long-Term Consequences of Postoperative Heart Failure After Surgery for Aortic Stenosis Compared With Coronary Surgery
2007 (English)In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, Vol. 83, no 6, 2036-2043 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Although postoperative heart failure is a major determinant of operative mortality in cardiac surgery it has received little attention in the literature, and long-term consequences remain to be addressed. Therefore, the impact of postoperative heart failure on long-term survival in relation to other risk factors was studied. Methods: All patients undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) for aortic stenosis from 1995 through 2000 in the southeast region of Sweden (n = 398) were compared with a cohort, matched for age and sex, undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG [n = 398]). Risk factors for 5-year mortality were analyzed. Results: Forty-five AVR and 47 CABG patients required treatment for postoperative heart failure. Thirty-day, 1-year, and 5-year mortality in patients with and without postoperative heart failure after AVR were 6.7% versus 1.4% (p = 0.05), 8.9% versus 4.0% (p = 0.13), and 42.2% versus 14.2% (p < 0.0001) respectively. Corresponding results in the CABG group were 21.3% versus 1.1% (p < 0.0001), 25.5% versus 3.1% (p < 0.0001), and 36.2% versus 11.1% (p = 0.0015). Postoperative heart failure, preoperative renal dysfunction, procedure-associated stroke, body mass index less than 19 kg/m2, older age, preoperative atrial fibrillation, and preoperative anemia turned out as independent risk factors for 5-year mortality after AVR. In the CABG group, postoperative heart failure, diabetes mellitus, older age, and procedure-associated stroke emerged as independent risk factor for 5-year mortality. Conclusions: Postoperative heart failure was associated with high early mortality after CABG whereas the grave consequences of postoperative heart failure after AVR for aortic stenosis became evident only with time. © 2007 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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2007. Vol. 83, no 6, 2036-2043 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49499DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.01.031ISI: 000246791200017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-49499DiVA: diva2:270395