Effect of early, individualised and intensified follow-up after open heart valve surgery on unplanned cardiac hospital readmissions and all-cause mortality.

Affiliation

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; OPEN, Odense Patient data Explorative Network, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Unplanned readmissions after heart valve surgery are common, and constitute a significant burden for the patient and the health care system. The objective was to investigate the effect of individualised follow-up after open heart valve surgery on a composite endpoint of first unplanned cardiac hospital readmission or all-cause mortality within 180 days of discharge.

Keywords

Heart valve surgery,Heart valves,Intervention,Propensity matched,Readmission,

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