Intraoperative crossover: the well-kept surgical secret to apparent surgical success.

Published

Journal Article

Cardiologists and patients contemplate the risk of proposed operations. Surgeons typically report outcomes on operations performed. Emergency intraoperative crossover from off- to on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting occurs uncommonly but has substantial rates of mortality and morbidity. Much of the reported perioperative benefit of off- compared with on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting is erased if data are presented by intention to treat and not by operation performed. Cardiologists and cardiac surgeons should share the responsibility for advising a patient to consent to a cardiac operation using honestly presented evidence of potential benefits and risks substantiated with information analyzed in patient-centric and not physician-centric ways.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, RH

Published Date

  • May 3, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1529 - 1531

PubMed ID

  • 15862429

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15862429

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-1097

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2005.03.012

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States