Repeat coronary revascularization after coronary artery bypass surgery in older adults: The society of thoracic surgeons' national experience, 1991-2007

Emil L. Fosbøl, Yue Zhao, David M. Shahian, Frederick L. Grover, Fred H. Edwards, Eric D. Peterson

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Abstract

BACKGROUND - : A major advantage of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) relative to percutaneous coronary intervention is its durability, yet there is a paucity of information on rates and predictors of repeat coronary revascularization after CABG in the modern era. METHODS AND RESULTS - : We included patients ≥65 years from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database who were undergoing first-time isolated CABG from 1991 to 2007 (n=723 134, median age 73 years). After linking to Medicare claims data, long-term outcomes of CABG (up to 18 years after surgery) were examined by use of cumulative incidence curves. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard analysis was used to identify factors associated with 1- and 5-year repeat revascularization trends and variability. We found that the overall 18-year survival rate was 20%. Cumulative incidences of any repeat revascularization (percutaneous coronary intervention or CABG, yet most often percutaneous coronary intervention) were 2%, 7%, 13%, and 16% at 1, 5, 10, and 18 years after surgery, respectively. The rates of repeat CABG procedures were quite low for all time points (0.1%, 0.6%, 1.3%, and 1.7%, respectively). Female sex, disease severity represented by a history of percutaneous coronary intervention, preoperative dialysis, and partial revascularization were strongly associated with a higher revascularization rate, whereas advanced age, left main disease, and smoking were associated with a lower rate. There was approximately a 2-fold variation in repeat revascularization rates across centers at 1 year (interquartile range 1.7-3.6%) and 5 years (interquartile range 6.7-12.0%). CONCLUSIONS - : Repeat revascularization is performed infrequently among older patients who undergo CABG; however, these rates vary substantially by patient subgroups and among providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1656-1663
Number of pages8
JournalCirculation
Volume127
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aged
  • coronary artery bypass surgery
  • revascularization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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