J Cardiothorac Surg 2021 Jan 7;16(1). Epub 2021 Jan 7.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, 17 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.
Background: The perioperative complications in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been reported predominantly from developed countries, with a paucity of data from sub-Saharan Africa. We aim to report on the clinical characteristics and perioperative complications in patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, managed with CABG surgery at a tertiary academic hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data from adult patients who underwent CABG surgery during a 17-year period (January 2000 - December 2017). Read More