SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Data regarding outcomes of patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) undergoing elective non-cardiac surgery is limited to single institution experiences. We used the National Inpatient Sample(NIS)-Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) database from years 2009 till 2012 to compare the in hospital mortality and mean length of stay of patients with pulmonary hypertension as comorbidity against patients with no known pulmonary hypertension undergoing total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty- both elective, non cardiac and non-thoracic surgeries.