Advances in paediatric cardiac surgical and medical care have led to vastly increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). We would like to explore and analyse data from the European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA) database with the aim of evaluating the risk of surgery for treating adult patients with CHD.
We included in our study data from 19589 surgical procedures. We excluded 1389 procedured including hemodynamic procedures, anesthesiologist procedures). Outcome included early and late mortality according to the main surgical procedure.
Surgical risk for adult patients with CHD is low, either considering early and late mortality. Mortality continue to be high for particular categories of patients.
1Scenze Cardiologiche, Toraciche e Vascolari 35100 Padova
2Scenze Cardiologiche, Toraciche e Vascolari Padova
3Scienze Statistiche Padova
4Athens Heart Surgery Institute and Department of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Iaso Children's Hospital, Athens, Greece Atene
5Department for Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland Varsavia
6Departments of Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery Thoraxcentrum, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands Groeningen
7Scienze Cardiologiche, Toraciche e Vascolari Padova
8Dipartimento di Biostatistica Padova