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Choice of conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting in poor ventricles.
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PMID:  22879544     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: advantages in the use of arterial grafts for coronary artery revascularizations have been reported previously. Objectives: we aimed to compare the outcome and survival rates of different conduits in patients with poor ventricular function (ejection fraction <30%). Methods: in a 10-year period, 979 patients with an ejection fraction <30%, who underwent isolated first-time coronary artery bypass grafting, were divided into in 3 groups: (A) total arterial grafts (n = 257), (B) total vein grafts (n = 76), and (C) left internal mammary artery and vein grafts (n = 610). Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the effect of graft type on mortality, while adjusting for patient and disease characteristics. Hospital mortality and 5-year survival rates were compared among the groups. Results: hospital mortality was 8.9% for group A, 11.8% for group B, and 5.7% for group C. Mortality at 5 years was 27.2% for group A, 42.3% for group B, and 28.7% for group C. After risk adjustment, hospital mortality and mid- and long-term mortality showed no significant differences among the groups. Conclusions: patients with poor ventricular function have a high mortality rate in both the short- and long-term with any type of conduit. Mortality rates with total arterial grafts and vein plus arterial grafts were comparable before and after risk adjustment.
Saina Attaran; Matthew Shaw; Hesham Z Saleh; Mark D Pullan; Brian M Fabri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  392-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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