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What is the death rate of coronary artery bypass surgery?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree
In brief: About 1%.
For a straight forward CABG operation, the mortality rate is less than 1% but as dr. Matos-cruz pointed out, there are many other risk factors that can impact the outcome and raise the mortality rate.

In brief: About 1%.
For a straight forward CABG operation, the mortality rate is less than 1% but as dr. Matos-cruz pointed out, there are many other risk factors that can impact the outcome and raise the mortality rate.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Go to sts.Org and do the risk calculator analysis according to comorbidities and demographics, obviously patients with renal failure, left main, 80's , diabetes, salvage operation for acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock, morbid obesity, pre operative cardiogenic shock, redo operations, concomitant valve or aortic surgery, severe pulmonary hypertension, COPD will have high mortality/morbidity.

In brief: Depends
Go to sts.Org and do the risk calculator analysis according to comorbidities and demographics, obviously patients with renal failure, left main, 80's , diabetes, salvage operation for acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock, morbid obesity, pre operative cardiogenic shock, redo operations, concomitant valve or aortic surgery, severe pulmonary hypertension, COPD will have high mortality/morbidity.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Less than 1%
It should be less than (typically, much less than, these days) 1% overall for any institution.
If it is more, perhaps they should not be performing the procedure.

In brief: Less than 1%
It should be less than (typically, much less than, these days) 1% overall for any institution.
If it is more, perhaps they should not be performing the procedure.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
The mortality of coronary bypass depends on co-morbidities, coronary anatomy, cardiac function, acuity, acute MI or not. May go from 1 to 15-20% sometimes higher. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Risk calculator will inform you the actual mortality on patients with the particular risk prophile.
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