Al-Sarraf, Nael; Thalib, Lukman; Hughes, Ann Maree; Tolan, Michael; Young, Vincent; McGovern, Eillish
Background: Data on the effect of smoking on short-term outcome in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are limited. We sought to assess the morbidity and in-hospital mortality of smokers and former smokers compared with nonsmokers undergoing CABG. Methods: This is a retrospective review of prospectively collected departmental data base. In all, 2,587 consecutive patients underwent isolated CABG between February 2000 and June 2007. Of these, 475 patients were current...[Show more]
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