n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - SA Heart Association Congress, Sun City, 6-9 October 2002, part 1 : cardiothoracic surgery : selected abstracts

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... DO PATIENTS BENEFIT FROM PARTIAL UPPER STERNOTOMY IN AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT? D Bimmel, J Maxrath, C Schmitz , K Winkler, O Ashraf, M El Sadek, A Welz, JA Likungu Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. Background. A variety of studies have controversially investigated the benefits of partial upper sternotomy for aortic valve replacement (AVR). The aim of this study was to assess postoperative quality of life during a follow up of 6 month. The results were comapared to a full sternotomy procedure. Methods. 60 patients undergoing routine AVR were randomized for partial upper sternotomy (group A, n ..

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