Title

Predicting coronary artery bypass graft surgery in acute coronary syndromes

UMMS Affiliation

Center for Outcomes Research; Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Publication Date

2007-02-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Acute Coronary Syndrome; Coronary Artery Bypass

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Health Services Research | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Therapeutics

Abstract

Aims: To identify features predictive of hospital coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs).

Methods and results: Data from 17,434 patients enrolled in an observational study were analysed. Patients in private hospitals were more likely to undergo CABG than those in public hospitals (10.3% vs. 6.9%, P10% of their ACS patients.

Conclusions: Identifying ACS patients likely to undergo CABG using clinical features alone remains difficult. In hospitals with higher rates of surgical revascularisation, a subgroup of patients with an approximate 30% likelihood of CABG can be identified. Therapy in these patients can be tailored to minimise bleeding risk without compromising outcomes.

Source

EuroIntervention. 2007 Feb;2(4):452-8.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

19755284

Share

COinS