The Impact of Early Readmission After CHF Surgery


Northwestern University investigators suggest that late mortality following cardiac surgery for congestive heart failure (CHF) appears to be predicted by readmission within 30 days. Independent risk fac­tors for readmission included age, gender, and cardio­pulmonary bypass time. When compared with all patients readmitted for surgery-related causes, those readmitted for CHF had worse survival rates.

Abstract: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, September 2012.

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