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Postoperative Mortality and Morbidity in Elderly Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

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Author(s): Hassan Radmehr | Alireza Bakhshandeh | Mehrdad Salehi | Iraj Ghorbandaeipour | Amir Hossein Sadeghpoor Tabai | Mehdi Sanatkarfar | Ahmad Reza Nasr

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

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 215;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Aged | Mortality | Morbidity | Coronary artery bypass

ABSTRACT
"nBackground: Elderly patients (>75 years) have constituted the fastest growing portion of the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patient population over the last two decades. Of the goals that surgical care for the elderly pursues, cure may be an unfeasible one; nevertheless, palliation and comfort warrant sufficient importance. "nThe present study sought to examine the postoperative course and events in elderly patients undergoing CABG with or without other procedures and to compare the results with those in younger patients. "nMethods: Demographic, mortality, morbidity, and resource utilization data were collected from the records of the patients undergoing CABG between January 2005 and July 2007 in Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Tehran, Iran. "nResults: The mean time to extubation was 9.3 and 6.3 hours in the elderly and non-elderly patients, respectively (p

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