This study evaluated the validity of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients over 80-year-old investigating the early and late result, patient's opinion to the surgery, and change of activities of daily living scale. From July 1993 to September 2002, consecutive 94 patients over 80-year-old were performed CABG in our institution. The group consisted of 43 female patients, and mean age of 82.6 years. Of these patients, 36 were operated conventional CABG (CABG group) and 58 patients were operated with off-pump CABG (OPCAB) group. There were no significant differences between 2 groups in preoperative characteristics except for anemia and hypertension. Operative results, including mortality, number of distal anastomoses, operative time had no significant differences between 2 groups. But maximum CK-MB fraction was higher in CABG group. There were 4 operative deaths, indicating operative mortality was 4.3%. Late results showed overall survival rate at 3 years was 81.1% and cardiac event free survival rate at 3 years was 88.8%. Questionnaire revealed over 80% patients were satisfied with the surgery but less than 40% patients felt activities of daily living (ADL) scale was improved. Operative results of CABG in octogenarians were satisfied, but more efforts to remain patient's high ADL were mandatory.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|State||Published - Nov 2005|
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