ESCR 2016 / P-0001
Value of routine chest x-ray before cardiac surgery
Congress: ESCR 2016
Poster No.: P-0001
Type: Scientific Poster
Keywords: Cardiac, Respiratory system, Interventional vascular, Conventional radiography, Diagnostic procedure, Surgery, Outcomes
Authors: A. M. den Harder1, L. de Heer1, P. A. de Jong1, W. J. Suyker1, T. Leiner1, R. P. J. Budde2; 1Utrecht/NL, 2Rotterdam/NL

Methods and Materials

1,136 patients from a tertiary referral center who were scheduled for cardiac surgery were included. Surgeries were performed between 2011-2015. To determine if the chest x-ray showed abnormalities and if these findings had clinical consequences, radiology reports, medical records and discharge letters were analyzed. We also determined if any other chest x-rays or cardiac/chest computed tomography (CT) acquisitions were performed in the year prior to surgery and if there was a relation between an abnormal chest x-ray and postoperative complications. 

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