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Death Following Congenital Heart Surgery

This study has been terminated.
(insufficient number of patient charts to support hypothesis)
Information provided by:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier:
First received: September 20, 2005
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: May 2007
The purpose of this study is to elucidate the patterns of death following congenital heart surgery.

Congenital Heart Surgery
Congenital Heart Defects

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Death Following Congenital Heart Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients in the congenital surgery database

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in the congenital surgery database
  • Post-operative surgical mortality
  • Deaths within 30 days of surgery
  • Deaths prior to ever leaving the hospital
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00215072

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: Brian Kogon, MD Emory University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00215072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-090
Study First Received: September 20, 2005
Last Updated: March 14, 2012

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
Death after heart surgery
surgical mortality
post-operative mortality
pediatric health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Defects, Congenital
Cardiovascular Abnormalities
Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Congenital Abnormalities processed this record on April 27, 2017