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Does ethnicity have an impact on outcome of CABG?

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery20138 (Suppl 1) :O95

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  • Creatinine
  • Renal Function
  • Renal Impairment
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Impaired Renal Function


Assessment of the impact of gender on long term outcome of CABG.


1 year retrospective post-operative analysis of 520 patients who underwent isolated CABG surgery based on morbidity and mortality. The patients were divided into: Caucasians(C); 444 patients and Asians (A); 76 patients.


Our results showed high significant difference in the Asian group compared to Caucasians for pre-discharge creatinine; p <0.05. There was significant difference concerning post operative arrhythmias “incidence of AF”, p<0.05 in the Caucasians group.

The statistical analysis was insignificant in terms of additive and logistic EuroSCORE, hospital mortality, incidence of post operative infection, post operative renal impairment, ITU readmission, post operative stay, reopening or the need for inotropes.


Asians are more susceptible to impaired renal functions post operatively; on the other hand Caucasians are more susceptible to post operative arrhythmias so care should be taken to address these complications in each group.

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The James Cook University Hospital, Middleborough, UK
Department of Cardiology, Teaching Hospital of University Wurzburg, Germany
Department of Cardiology, The National Heart Institute, Imbab, Giza, Egypt
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK


© El Saegh et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2013

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