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Burden and Causes for Hospitalizations Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Friday, May 31, 2019

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Jawad H Butt, Peter Skov Olsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Lars Køber, Emil L Fosbøl

Butt and colleagues examined the incidence and reasons for hospitalizations following coronary artery bypass grafting  (CABG). This study was performed using a Danish nationwide registry including more than 30,000 patients. Within 1 year after CABG, 40% of patients were readmitted at least once, most of them due to a cardiovascular cause. Risk factors for readmission included lower socioeconomic status, preoperative comorbidities, postoperative complications during the index admission, and a longer length of stay in the hospital.

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