Death Following Congenital Heart Surgery
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the patterns of death following congenital heart surgery.
Congenital Heart Surgery
Congenital Heart Defects
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Death Following Congenital Heart Surgery|
|Study Start Date:||July 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2007|
With the improvements in instrumentation, surgical technique, and critical care, the overall mortality following congenital heart surgery has become extremely low. Also, with the introduction of extracorporeal support (ECMO), especially in the emergency setting, acute deaths are extremely rare. The majority of post-operative deaths seem to be the result of a prolonged hospitalization with a progressive decline to multi-system organ failure.
The primary aim of the study is to elucidate the patterns of death following congenital heart surgery. The secondary aims of the study are to discover patterns and consistencies among the deaths and to discover points of potential intervention to reduce surgical mortality. The study will be conducted through a retrospective chart review of approximately 40 patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00215072
|United States, Georgia|
|Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston|
|Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322|
|Principal Investigator:||Brian Kogon, MD||Emory University|