Ist Herzchirurgie bei über 80jährigen gerechtfertigt?
Is Heart Surgery in the Octogenerian Justified?
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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