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Impact of Intubation Time on Survival Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Insights From the Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) Trial
This is a further report from the extensive dataset of the STICH Trial. This examines the impact of immediate postoperative events (length of time of intubation) on short- and long-term outcomes. If the time was >36 hours, there was significant correlation with increased mortality, both 30-day and one-year. Those included patients with mitral valve disease, renal dysfunction, advanced age, and redo coronary surgery.