Commentary: Measurements That Matter Most

      Data on health-related quality of life after surgery augments data on clinical outcomes, and enables the surgeon to better counsel patients and promote patient autonomy.
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      • Health-Related Quality of Life After Extensive Aortic Replacement
        Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 34Issue 3
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          To assess and compare patient-reported long-term health-related quality of life (HRQoL) after combined proximal aortic (arch ± ascending, root) and distal aortic (descending thoracic ± abdominal) replacement using open vs multimodal/endovascular (hybrid) approaches. From 2010 to 2016, 146 adults underwent single- or multi-stage aortic arch plus descending thoracic aorta replacement, 31 open and 115 hybrid. The 2 surgical approach groups had similar preoperative characteristics and extent of surgery.
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