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Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University Identifier:
First received: November 3, 2005
Last updated: March 31, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
Long term follow-up of nonagenarians who have undergone open heart procedures.

Condition Intervention
Open Heart Surgery Patients
Behavioral: Semi-structured and structured interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Semi-structured and structured interview
    A retrospective analysis was performed on these patients highlighting their clinical history, coronary risk factors, peri-operative course, and survival at specified post-operative endpoints.
Detailed Description:
Based on population studies, life expectancy at age 80 is 8.5 years, and at the age of 85 years, it is 6.3 years (US Bureau of Census 2000). There are currently 1.6 million nonagenarians and roughly 72,000 centenarians living in the United States. With this increasing elderly population, knowledge of the special management issues and long-term sequela are imperative. Bacchetta and coworkers from our institution presented a 10-year outcomes experience in nonagenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. In 42 consecutive patients, in-hospital mortality was 7%, and 30-day mortality 5%. Postoperative morbidity was documented in 67% with arrhythmias accounting for 31% of the cases, followed by respiratory complications, infections, and strokes. While this is mostly in-hospital data, long-term follow-ups have not been performed.

Ages Eligible for Study:   90 Years and older   (Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
A (consecutive) series of 49 patients age 90 years or older underwent cardiac operations between May 1995 and October 2004 at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who underwent open heart procedures and who were 90 years or greater between 1995 and 2004 at The New York Presbyterian Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who refuse follow-up
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00248898

United States, New York
The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Principal Investigator: Karl H Krieger, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Karl Krieger, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College Identifier: NCT00248898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0501007700 
Study First Received: November 3, 2005
Last Updated: March 31, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
quality of life
cardiothoracic surgery
long term survival processed this record on January 18, 2017