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Early results of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in women

Bronisław Czech, Ewa Kucewicz-Czech, Jerzy Pacholewicz, Jacek Wojarski, Jacek Puzio, Roman Przybylski, Arkadiusz Farmas, Bogdan Ryfiński, Marian Zembala
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(6):627-633.

open access

Vol 65, No 6 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-07-02
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Background: Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of death among women in developed countries all over the world. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a well established therapeutic modality to treat diffuse coronary artery atherosclerosis. Aim: In this study we focused on the retrospective assessment of the early results of CABG in women as compared to the results of such treatment in men. Methods: This analysis involved 2881 patients (677 women and 2204 men) who underwent CABG between 2003 and 2005. An operative technique (conventional on-pump or off-pump) was applied in a similar proportion of patients in both groups (on-pump: 59.4% of women and 59.6% of men; NS). Women were older than men and had higher body mass index. Concomitant disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia were noted more frequently in female patients. Results: In the perioperative period, left ventricular failure requiring intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and administration of high doses of catecholamines was observed significantly more often in women than in men (22.1 vs. 16.1%, respectively; p

Abstract

Background: Coronary artery disease is one of the leading causes of death among women in developed countries all over the world. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a well established therapeutic modality to treat diffuse coronary artery atherosclerosis. Aim: In this study we focused on the retrospective assessment of the early results of CABG in women as compared to the results of such treatment in men. Methods: This analysis involved 2881 patients (677 women and 2204 men) who underwent CABG between 2003 and 2005. An operative technique (conventional on-pump or off-pump) was applied in a similar proportion of patients in both groups (on-pump: 59.4% of women and 59.6% of men; NS). Women were older than men and had higher body mass index. Concomitant disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolaemia were noted more frequently in female patients. Results: In the perioperative period, left ventricular failure requiring intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and administration of high doses of catecholamines was observed significantly more often in women than in men (22.1 vs. 16.1%, respectively; p
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Keywords

coronary artery disease; coronary artery bypass grafting; women; complications; mortality

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Title

Original article
Early results of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in women

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 6 (2007)

Pages

627-633

Published online

2007-07-02

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(6):627-633.

Keywords

coronary artery disease
coronary artery bypass grafting
women
complications
mortality

Authors

Bronisław Czech
Ewa Kucewicz-Czech
Jerzy Pacholewicz
Jacek Wojarski
Jacek Puzio
Roman Przybylski
Arkadiusz Farmas
Bogdan Ryfiński
Marian Zembala

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