The rose of established pre-operative risk factors in predicting long-term survival in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: Risk models
This study builds predictive models to accurately estimate patients’ risk for long-term adverse events following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and other cardiac surgeries. Primary outcomes of interest are: mortality (operative and in-hospital), stroke, acute renal failure, deep sternal wound infection, re-operation, and prolonged ventilation.
The study will also assess differences between hybrid revascularization strategies (concomitant revascularization versus staged approach – with PCI coming before or after surgery) and renal failure and bleeding, evaluate and characterize each coronary lesion to determine if these lesions were optimal for the hybrid approach, or if they affected the need for repeat revascularization, and utilize the results of the study to create a registry moving forward to serve as the basis for a prospective evaluation of hybrid revascularization.
Role: Health Care Researcher