World Heart Day - 29 September

World Heart Day - 29 September

Friday, September 29, 2017

Today is World Heart Day, please check out our short animation and case study on heart surgery in octogenarians.

Case Study on Heart Surgery in Octogenarians

Aortic value replacement surgery
There are increasing numbers of patients over the age of 80 with heart disease. Heart surgery in elderly patients is generally considered high risk. This study investigated the outcomes of elderly patients (over 80 years) undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery. The researchers found that age was not a significant risk factor in elderly patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.
 
How did the PHRN infrastructure help?
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare linked the hospital clinical data to the National Death Index for the research team to analyse.
 
Authors/Contributors
Harris RS, Yan TD, Black D, Bannon PG, Bayfield MS, Hendel PN, Wilson MK, Vallely MP.
 
Reference
Harris RS, Yan TD, Black D, Bannon PG, Bayfield MS, Hendel PN, Wilson MK, Vallely MP. Outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement in octogenarians. Heart Lung Circ. 2013 Aug;22(8):618-26.
 
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1443950613000310

 

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