2017 Volume 58 Issue 5 Pages 739-745
To evaluate the impact of presurgical mild acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on surgical mortality in patients undergoing surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection by means of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) in a single-center, retrospective study.
From January 2011 to December 2015, 333 eligible patients were divided into either a mild-ARDS group (n = 136) or a no-ARDS group (n = 197). The definition of mild ARDS referred to the recent revision of ARDS definition (Berlin criteria). The surgical mortality and major postoperative morbidity were investigated and analyzed.
A total of 136 patients developed presurgical mild ARDS, with an incidence of 40.8%. No significant difference emerged between the 2 groups in major postoperative morbidity except for pulmonary complications. Multivariate logistic regression displayed that the risk of postoperative pulmonary complications in patients with presurgical mild ARDS was 4.25 times that in patients without presurgical ARDS (OR = 4.25, 95% CI 2.05-7.72). Twenty-four patients died after surgery, with significantly higher surgical mortality in the mild-ARDS group compared with the no-ARDS group (12.5% versus 3.6%, P = 0.002). Kaplan-Meier curves showed a poor surgical survival in the mild-ARDS group (χ2=12.958, Log-Rank P < 0.001). And Cox regression revealed the hazard ratio for surgical mortality in the mild-ARDS group compared with the no-ARDS group was 2.52 (95%CI 1.41-5.32, P = 0.016).
Presurgical mild ARDS increased postoperative respiratory morbidity, and then increased surgical mortality after surgical repair of acute type A aortic dissection by means of DHCA