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Jul 25

History of heart failure indicates poor survival post-CABG

n a study published online July 13, 2016 in JAMA Cardiology, a history of heart failure (HF) was an important risk factor for poor short-term and long-term outcomes after CABG regardless of preoperative ejection fraction (EF). Reduced EF more than doubled the risk of early death after CABG. All-cause mortality 30 days after surgery was 0.8% in patients with no HF and pEF (n=27,165), and 2.9%, 2.8%, and 4% in those with no HF and rEF, HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). The study was based on all 41,906 patients in the SWEDEHEART registry who underwent primary isolated CABG between January 2001 and December 2013.

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