Implications of Hemodialysis in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.

  title={Implications of Hemodialysis in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.},
  author={Jimmy T Efird and Wesley T O'Neal and Catherine A. Gouge and Linda C. Kindell and Whitney L. Kennedy and Paul Bolin and Jason B O'Neal and Curtis A. Anderson and Evelio Rodr{\'i}guez and Thomas Bruce Ferguson and W. Randolph Chitwood and Alan P. Kypson},
  journal={International journal of cardiovascular research},
  volume={2 6}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients on hemodialysis. To our knowledge, no studies have examined long-term outcomes of hemodialysis patients following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in a predominately rural, low-income, and racially dichotomous population. METHODS Long-term survival of hemodialysis patients undergoing non-emergent, isolated CABG was compared with non-hemodialysis patients. Survival probabilities were computed… CONTINUE READING