Current status of cardiovascular surgery in Japan, 2013 and 2014: A report based on the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database 3. Coronary artery bypass surgery

Aya Saito, Norimichi Hirahara, Noboru Motomura, Hiroaki Miyata, Shinichi Takamoto

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Objective and methods: Data on isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) performed in 2013 and 2014, and registered in the Japan Cardiovascular Surgery Database were reviewed for preoperative characteristics, postoperative outcomes, and choice of graft material for the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Results: Isolated CABG was performed off-pump in 54.7% of cases, and graft material for the LAD was left internal thoracic artery in 74.3% and right internal thoracic artery in 15.6%. Operative mortality was 2.0% in elective cases, 8.2% in emergency cases, and 3.0% overall. In elective cases, operative mortality was 1.1% for off-pump CABG compared with 3.0% for on-pump CABG. Conclusions: Clinical results of our isolated CABG were reasonable and acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Nov 13



  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Graft choice
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting
  • On-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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