Back to Functional Life Following Cardiac Surgery (BTFL2012)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01586585
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : April 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carmel Medical Center

April 22, 2012
April 27, 2012
October 24, 2013
May 2012
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Length of time taken to the patient to get back to functional life [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
The back to functional life period will be estimated using questionnaires that will be filled by the patient before the operation and in intervals after the operation
Same as current
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Number of Participants with Adverse Events stratified by Frailty index [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
The patients will go through different tests in order to estimate their fragility index, their post op complications will be monitored, and we will try to find association between the frailty index and severity and number of complications
Same as current
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Back to Functional Life Following Cardiac Surgery
Patient Rehabilitation Post Cardiac Surgery Based on Their Pre-op Status
The investigators will monitor cardiac patients rehabilitation post op upon their pre op status.

In this work we will try to monitor the patients for a longer period, starting from their hospitalization period through their rehabilitation period up to 18 months post their discharge from the hospital.

Many studies tried to evaluate different ways to predict postoperative complications following cardiac surgery, patient's survival, rehabilitation rate and duration. Today, following these studies doctors use different methods to evaluate these parameters. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons mortality risk score (STS) and the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) scoring system are the two most frequently used risk profile systems within the United States and Europe. The STS score is comprised of over 40 clinical parameters, whereas the EuroSCORE involves 18 clinical characteristics that comprises three categories, each weighted accordingly. Studies published recently suggest that a combination of a new frailty score and the traditional scoring systems may facilitate a more accurate risk scoring in elderly high-risk patients scheduled for conventional cardiac surgery or trans-catheter aortic valve replacement.

In this study we will try to evaluate the contribution of using a frailty score index in addition to the EuroSCORE evaluation in patients≥50 years of age, in prediction of postoperative complications following cardiac surgery.

Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Cardiac surgery patients
Cardiac Study Patients
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post cardiac surgery patients
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
September 2013
September 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgery in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Carmel Medical center, Haifa, Israel, between: 1.5.12-28.2.14.
  2. Patients ≥ 50 years of age
  3. Informed consent from each participant that can understand, read and sign the informed consent form.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Emergent surgery, defined as a surgery for which there should be no delay due to ongoing refractory cardiac compromise.
  2. Clinical instability, defined as active coronary ischemia, decompensated heart failure not yet stabilized, or any acute process causing significant symptoms or abnormal vital signs.
  3. Severe neuropsychiatric condition causing inability to cooperate with the study procedures.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
50 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Carmel Medical Center
Carmel Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Yaron Barac, MD/PhD Cramel Medical Center
Carmel Medical Center
October 2013