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Ist Herzchirurgie bei über 80jährigen gerechtfertigt?

  • M. Brandt
  • W. Harringer
  • T. Morschheuser
  • A. Haverich
Conference paper
Part of the Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie book series (DTGESCHIR, volume 1996)

Is Heart Surgery in the Octogenerian Justified?

Summary

Coronary artery bypass grafting and/or aortic valve replacement was performed in 68 patients aged 80 or older. These patients were compared to 743 patients younger than 80 years. In octogenerians cardiac surgery can be performed with an acceptable risk and a functional benefit.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Brandt
    • 1
  • W. Harringer
    • 1
  • T. Morschheuser
    • 1
  • A. Haverich
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Herz- und GefäßchirurgieChristian-Albrechts-UniversitätKielDeutschland

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