Reoperations for pediatric and congenital heart disease: an analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) congenital heart surgery database.


Journal Article

In this descriptive analysis, data in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database pertaining to patients who underwent reoperative cardiac surgery were analyzed. Practice patterns and outcomes are described. Reoperative cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease is common, with one third of index operations in the database occurring subsequent to prior cardiothoracic operation(s) performed on cardiopulmonary bypass. This analysis suggests that a history of previous cardiac surgery does not independently confer a significant incremental risk of operative mortality, but that patients with greater number of previous operations appear to be at higher risk.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jacobs, JP; Mavroudis, C; Quintessenza, JA; Chai, PJ; Pasquali, SK; Hill, KD; Vricella, LA; Jacobs, ML; Dearani, JA; Cameron, D

Published Date

  • 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 2 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 24725711

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24725711

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-9126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/j.pcsu.2014.01.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States