- Oral presentation
- Open Access
Is cardiac surgery training really hazardous?
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery volume 8, Article number: O94 (2013)
Most of the times patients, and sometimes surgeons (even trainees) may feel that cardiac surgery training isn’t very safe, and may affect the outcome.
year retrospective post-operative analysis of 520 patients who underwent isolated CABG surgery based on morbidity and mortality. The patients were divided into: patients operated by consultants (C), 444 patients and patients operated upon by registrars under supervision (F); 76 patients.
Our results showed highly significant difference in the registrars group compared to consultants for cumulative cardiopulmonary bypass time, and aortic cross clamp time; p <0.01. While there was significant difference concerning post operative chest infection, p<0.05 in the registrars group. There was no statistically significant difference in logistic euro score, in-hospital mortality, incidence of post operative infection, post operative renal impairment, post operative arrhythmias, ICU readmission, post operative stay, reopening or the need for inotropes.
Cardiac surgery training isn’t really a compromise on outcome of patients undergoing CABG.