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Early Outcome of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients Less Than 40 Years Old Comparing with Elderly Patients

Author(s): Abbasali Karimi | Sayed Hosein Ahmadi | Saeed Davoodi | Mehrab Marzban | Namvar Movahhedi | Kyomars Abbasi | Abbas Salehi Omran | Mahmood Shirzad | Mehrdad Sheikhvatan | Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi

Journal: Journal of Tehran University Heart Center
ISSN 1735-8620

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Coronary artery bypass grafting | Age | Outcome

"nBackground: Age is one of the most important factors that have consistently emerged as the most potent predictors of mortality and morbidity after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, early results of CABG in young patients in comparison with elderly ones have been different in previous surveys. The aim of this study was to compare short-term mortality and morbidity in young versus older patients and evaluate the presence of risk factors and their influence on outcome in both groups. "nMethods: We conducted a retrospective database review of 13222 patients divided into two age groups: patients less than 40 years old (411 patients) and those older (12811 patients), who underwent CABG at Tehran Heart Center between January 2002 and January 2007. We also compared preoperative, operative, and postoperative characteristics between them and assessed the influence of the variables on the length of stay in hospital (LOS) in the two groups. "nResults: Among postoperative complications, only atrial fibrillation (P
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