Blacks with PAD have higher Chances of Death after CABG

Blacks with PAD have higher Chances of Death after CABGIf findings of a new study have to be believed, patients, who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting, have the higher risk of death if they have peripheral artery disease. The risk was reported to be higher in blacks compared to whites.

The study was published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery June 3. The retrospective study was conducted by Jimmy T. Efird, PhD, from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and colleagues. The study involved as many as 13,053 CABG patients over a period between 1992 and 2011.

Chances for long-term survival were assessed in patients with and without PAD. The study was stratified by race and followed the patients for an average of 8.3 years.

The study found significant differences in survival rates between whites and blacks.

“In conclusion, the risk of death after CABG was comparatively higher among black PAD patients. This finding provides useful outcome information for surgeons and their patients and suggests a need for closer follow-up of black PAD patients”, wrote the authors.

The chances of long-term survival in black patients are badly affected who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting after having peripheral arterial disease.

The findings will help surgeons have a closer follow-up of black PAD patients

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