Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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