Postoperative outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in EuroSCORE low- and high-risk women

Yilmaz M., Saba D., Karal I., ERCAN İ., Kumtepe G., Gurbuz O., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.6, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071129
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Background. Many previous studies have reported that women who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting have higher perioperative morbidity and mortality rates than men. The use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) has been suggested to decrease morbidity and mortality because the deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass, particularly in high-risk patients, are avoided. The reduction in unwanted postoperative complications in women undergoing OPCAB surgery has not been extensively investigated. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare perioperative rates of morbidity and mortality and follow-up events after OPCAB in female patients assessed as high- or low-risk according to the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE).