Obesity and the risk of early and late mortality after coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

BACKGROUND Obesity is often considered to be a significant risk factor for postoperative mortality when selecting candidates for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS We included all patients undergoing a first isolated CABG at the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, between 1980 and 1995 (n = 6728). Patients were categorized on the basis… (More)