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Cause of death during 13 years after coronary artery bypass grafting with emphasis on cardiac death.
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2004 (English)In: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, ISSN 1401-7431, E-ISSN 1651-2006, Vol. 38, no 5, p. 283-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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OBJECTIVE: To describe the cause of death in the long term after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with particular emphasis on cardiac death. PATIENTS AND SETTING: All the patients in western Sweden without simultaneous valve surgery and without previous CABG who underwent CABG in 1988-1991 in Göteborg, Sweden. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study for 10.6-13.6 years (i.e. until the end of 2001). Various factors contributing to death were described, with the emphasis on cardiac death. RESULTS: In all, 2000 patients were included in the survey. The all-cause mortality rate was 39%. Fifty-eight per cent of all deaths were judged as cardiac deaths. The most frequent cause of death was heart failure (65% among patients who died within 30 days after CABG and 36% among those who died >30 days after CABG). The second most common cause of death was myocardial infarction (56 and 29%, respectively), followed by cancer (0 and 24%, respectively), stroke (21 and 18%, respectively) and infection (8 and 11%, respectively). CONCLUSION: The factors most commonly contributing to death in the long term after CABG were, in order of frequency, heart failure, myocardial infarction, cancer, stroke and infection.

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Informa Healthcare , 2004. Vol. 38, no 5, p. 283-286
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8027DOI: 10.1080/14017430410021615Local ID: 2320/8920OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-8027DiVA, id: diva2:888910
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