Document Type : Original Article(s)


1 Assistant Professor, Fellowship in Heart Failure, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

2 Cardiologist, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran


BACKGROUND: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major problem in Iran as well as throughout the globe, and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is an appropriate option for many patients with symptomatic and severe CAD. The main purpose of this study was assessment of the short and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing CABG in Yazd Province, Iran.METHODS: This historical cohort study examined the mortality rates of patients who had undergone CABG in Afshar Hospital in Yazd from 2011 to 2013. During this period, 2510 patients undergoing CABG were entered into the study and then followed for in-hospital and long-term mortality.RESULTS: Mean age of the patients was 61.37 ± 10.50 years and 34.1% were women. In-hospital mortality turned out to be 3.7% and age over 70, left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, female gender, and left main (LM) involvement induced significant higher in-hospital mortality. Of all the patients, 84.1% were followed for a period of 41 ± 20 months. The survival rate proved to be 92.4% in one year and 82.9% in five years. The patients with age over 70, diabetes mellitus (DM), and LV systolic dysfunction (LVSD) showed significant lower survival rate, whereas the patients with utilization of left internal mammary artery (LIMA) demonstrated significant higher survival rate.CONCLUSION: In-hospital and long-term mortality rate of patients undergoing CABG surgery is acceptable in comparison with other studies and more effort is needed into making this event a success.


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