Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2008 by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00248898
First received: November 3, 2005
Last updated: March 31, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
  Purpose

Long term follow-up of nonagenarians who have undergone open heart procedures.


Condition Intervention
Open Heart Surgery Patients
Behavioral: Semi-structured and structured interview

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Quality of Life After Open Heart Surgery in Older Patients

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Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2006
Intervention Details:
    Behavioral: Semi-structured and structured interview
    A retrospective analysis was performed on these patients highlighting their clinical history, coronary risk factors, peri-operative course, and survival at specified post-operative endpoints.
Detailed Description:

Based on population studies, life expectancy at age 80 is 8.5 years, and at the age of 85 years, it is 6.3 years (US Bureau of Census 2000). There are currently 1.6 million nonagenarians and roughly 72,000 centenarians living in the United States. With this increasing elderly population, knowledge of the special management issues and long-term sequela are imperative. Bacchetta and coworkers from our institution presented a 10-year outcomes experience in nonagenarians undergoing cardiac surgery. In 42 consecutive patients, in-hospital mortality was 7%, and 30-day mortality 5%. Postoperative morbidity was documented in 67% with arrhythmias accounting for 31% of the cases, followed by respiratory complications, infections, and strokes. While this is mostly in-hospital data, long-term follow-ups have not been performed.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   90 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

A (consecutive) series of 49 patients age 90 years or older underwent cardiac operations between May 1995 and October 2004 at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who underwent open heart procedures and who were 90 years or greater between 1995 and 2004 at The New York Presbyterian Hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who refuse follow-up
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00248898

Locations
United States, New York
The New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Medical Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Karl H Krieger, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Karl Krieger, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00248898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0501007700
Study First Received: November 3, 2005
Last Updated: March 31, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
nonagenarians
quality of life
cardiothoracic surgery
long term survival

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014