On-pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery in High-risk Patients Aged Over 65 Years (EuroSCORE 6 or More): Impact on Early Outcomes

Erdil N., Nisanoglu V., Kaynak M., Fansa I., Eroglu T., Cihan H. B. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH, cilt.37, ss.884-891, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/147323000903700334
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.884-891


The results of on-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in 166 high-risk elderly patients (EuroSCORE 6 or more; over age 65 years [mean 71.8 years]) were compared with 176 low-risk elderly patients (EuroSCORE below 6; over age 65 years [mean 68.8 years]). There was no significant difference in hospital mortality or number of grafts between the two groups. Rates of motropic agent use, intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and atrial fibrillation, and the duration of intensive care unit and hospital stay were significantly higher in high-risk than low-risk patients. There were no significant differences in the incidence of major complications between the two groups. The results suggest that, in selected patients, on-pump CABG can be safely performed in high-risk patients over 65 years old with no effect on mortality.