Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular
Print version ISSN 0102-7638
ISSA, Mário et al. Predictor factors on the hospitalar mortality in the left ventricular aneurysm: surgical procedure. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 1996, vol.11, n.1, pp. 18-22. ISSN 0102-7638. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-76381996000100005.
During 1994, we performed 49 surgical corrections of left ventricular aneurysm in patients aged 32 to 79 years. The surgical technique was reconstruction (endoaneurysmorraphy) in 7 patients and resection in 42. In all patients the plicature in the interventricular septum was done. The factors studied were: site of the aneurysm, myocardial protection, anoxia time, cardiopulmonary bypass time, simultaneously myocardial revascularization, interval between acute myocardial infarction and the surgical treatment, clinical status and the utilization of intra-aortic balloon pump. The mortality rate was 14% (7 cases). The only factors that predicted mortality were functional class (NYHA) and the type of myocardial protection.
Keywords : Left ventricle aneurysms [surgery]; Left ventricle aneurysms [hospital mortality].