Perioperative stroke and long-term survival after coronary bypass graft surgery.

  title={Perioperative stroke and long-term survival after coronary bypass graft surgery.},
  author={Lawrence J. Dacey and Donald S. Likosky and Bruce J. Leavitt and Stephen J. Lahey and Reed D. Quinn and Felix A Hern{\'a}ndez and Hebe B. Quinton and Joseph P Desimone and Cathy S. Ross and Gerald T O'connor},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={532-6; discussion 537}
BACKGROUND Stroke is a devastating complication of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. In-hospital outcomes have been described, yet the long-term effect of stroke on mortality following CABG surgery has not been well studied. METHODS We examined the survival of 35,733 consecutive patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery in northern New England from 1992 through 2001. Stroke was defined as a new fixed neurologic defect that persisted at least 24 hours after surgery. Patient records… CONTINUE READING