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Cardiac Surgery in Germany during 2010: A Report on Behalf of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
received May 15, 2011
accepted May 16, 2011
10 June 2011 (eFirst)
All cardiac surgical procedures performed in 79 German cardiac surgical units throughout the year 2010 are presented in this report, based on a voluntary registry which is organized by the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. In 2010 a total of 95 734 cardiac surgical procedures (ICD and pacemaker procedures excluded) have been collected in this registry. More than 12.4 % of the patients were older than 80 years compared to 11.8 % in 2009. Hospital mortality in 42 804 isolated CABG procedures (14.2 % off-pump procedures) was 2.8 %. In 25 127 isolated valve procedures (including 3660 transcatheter-valve implantations) a mortality of 4.9 % has been observed. This voluntary registry of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery will continue to be an important tool enabling quality control and illustrating the development of cardiac surgery in Germany.
aortic valve - coronary artery bypass grafts surgery - CABG - mitral valve surgery - circulatory assist devices (IABP - LVAD - RVAD - BVAD - TAH) - congenital heart disease - CHD - registry