RESEARCH ARTICLE


Postoperative Results of Off-Pump Coronary By-pass Grafting in Elderly Patients: A Single Center Experience



M Biçer*, B Özdemir, R İşçimen, D Saba, M Yanar, O Tüydeş, I Şenkaya, M Cengiz
Uludað University Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Görükle, 16059 Bursa Turkey


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Abstract

Aim:

We aimed to report our postoperative results in elderly patients that had off-pump coronary bypass grafting.

Method:

Data of 173 patients with isolated coronary bypass 70 years of age or older were retrospectively evaluated. One month follow-up data were evaluated in all patients. After getting verbal informed consent a total of 91 patients were included in the quality of life assessment via EuroQoL form. The data of patients with age of 70-74 and 75 or older were compared.

Results:

The mean ages of patients at age of 70-74 and ≥75 were 71.69±0.16 and 76.81±0.23 years; respectively. Eleven cases had in-hospital mortality (%6 of 173 patients). The mean follow-up period for the group that were reached for EuroQoL assessment was 46,3 ± 20,8 months. The percent of cases among the whole study group that had participated in the quality of life questionnaire were in good condition in terms of mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression were %75, %87, %81, %92 and %89; respectively.

Discussion:

Off-pump coronary bypass operation may be safely used in elderly patients with high quality of life and low morbidity and mortality.

Key Words: Older age, Coronary bypass, Beating heart, Quality of life, EuroQoL..