Hospital and mid-term outcomes in elderly patients under-going off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting--comparison with younger patients--.

@article{Nakamura2004HospitalAM,
  title={Hospital and mid-term outcomes in elderly patients under-going off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting--comparison with younger patients--.},
  author={Yoshitsugu Nakamura and Kiyoharu Nakano and Hayao Nakatani and Akihiko Gomi and Atsuhiko Sato and Koichi Sugimoto},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={1184-8}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical outcomes and problems following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) in elderly patients have not been clarified. METHODS AND RESULTS The surgical results of elderly patients aged 75 years or older (n=50; 38 males, mean age, 78.8 years) were reviewed and compared with those of younger patients (n=95; 79 males, mean age, 63.0 years). The EuroSCORE score was 6.9+/-3.5 in the elderly group and 3.0+/-2.4 in the younger group (p<0.0001). There were no hospital… CONTINUE READING

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