Variation of mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery in relation to hour, day and month of the procedure


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Coumbe A., John R., Kuskowski M., Agirbasli M. A. , McFalls E. O. , Adabag S.

BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS, vol.11, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2261-11-63
  • Title of Journal : BMC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS
  • Keywords: coronary artery bypass surgery, mortality, ACUTE MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, CIRCADIAN VARIATION, SURGICAL OUTCOMES, CARDIAC-SURGERY, IMPROVEMENT, IMPACT, INTERVENTION, FREQUENCY, EFFICACY, STATINS

Abstract

Background: Mortality and complications after percutaneous coronary intervention is higher when performed after regular duty hours due to challenging patient characteristics, inferior processes of care and limited resources. Since these challenges are also encountered during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery that is performed after regular work hours, we assessed whether hour and day of procedure influenced mortality after CABG.