Thirty-day outcomes in Indigenous Australians following coronary artery bypass grafting
Jessica O'Brien, Akshat Saxena, Christopher M Reid, Lavinia Tran, Robert A Baker, Andrew Newcomb, Julian Smith, Molla M Huq, Stephen J Duffy
INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Indigenous Australians have higher rates of cardiovascular disease and comorbidities compared to their non-indigenous counterparts. AIMS: We sought to evaluate whether indigenous status per se portends a worse prognosis following isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: The outcomes of 778 Indigenous Australians (55 ± 10 years; 32% female) enrolled in the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons registry were compared to 36 124 non-Indigenous Australians (66 ± 10 years; 21% female) following isolated CABG. In a secondary analysis, patients were propensity-matched by age, sex, renal function, diabetes and ejection fraction (778 individua..View full abstract
Work by S. J. Duffy and C. M. Reid is funded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia grants.