Postoperative mortality and morbidity of octogenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery

authors:

avatar hassan Radmehr 1 , *

Iran

how to cite: Radmehr H. Postoperative mortality and morbidity of octogenarians undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2008;2(2):e8707.

Abstract

Elderly patients are the fastest growing segment of the CABG patient population over the last two decades , and despite a steady increase in acuity , the mortality from CABG surgery has consistently declined . In many goals of surgical care for the elderly , although cure might not be possible , palliation and comfort are equally important . The purpose of the present study was to examine the postoperative course and events in octogenarians undergoing CABG and compare it with younger patients

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