Open Heart Surgery in Patients in the Eighth and Ninth Decades of Life

George Silvay, Neal Bodner, Barbara Koffsky, Bruce P. Mindich, Robert S. Litwak, Joel A. Kaplan

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One hundred fifty‐one patients aged 70–89 years underwent a variety of open heart surgical procedures during a period of 1 year. We divided these patients into two groups: Group A was comprised of 127 patients between 70 and 79 years of age. In group B, 24 patients were between 80 and 89 years of age. These patients underwent elective open heart surgery. Information was retrieved retrospectively from the computerized data pool of the cardiothoracic registry in our institution. Statistical analysis in these two groups revealed no significant differences in any of the evaluated factors. We concluded that age should not be a contraindication for cardiac operations. 1988 The American Geriatrics Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1124
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1988


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