Long-term outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting in cardiogenic shock or cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Paul Sergeant, Bart Meyns, Patrick Wouters, Roland Demeyere, Peter Lauwers, Ludwig K. Von Segesser, Charles Yankah, Fabrizio Follis, Jeremy R. Morton, D. Craig Miller

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Objectives: Coronary artery bypass grafting carried out in patients in cardiogenic shock or receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an infrequently performed procedure, disrupting the normal process with a dramatic early risk. These circumstances mandate an analysis of the benefit, including the early identification of the late survivors. Methods: A consecutive series of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting while in cardiogenic shock (n = 167) or while receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (n = 92) from August 1979 until August 2001 were studied by using time-related and multivariate methodologies and a common-closing-date follow-up methodology. The events leading to the preoperative condition were either a recent catheterization, recent coronary artery bypass grafting, recent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, an infarction at home, an infarction in the hospital, or an infarction after a recent infarction. Results: The 1- and 10-year survival was 59% ± 6% and 47% ± 7%, respectively. A normal hazard of late death was observed beyond the protracted early hazard. Multivariate analysis of survival identified an increased risk in the presence of additional comorbidity, treated diabetes, a lower pH at entry into the operating theater, and the presence of triple-vessel disease. The discriminatory power for hospital mortality of the predictive variables was low (receiving operator characteristic range, 0.56-0.69). The 30-day freedom from hospital discharge alive was 33% ± 7%. The 8-day freedom from stroke was 94% ± 3%, and 8-day freedom from mechanical univentricular or biventricular support was 87% ± 5%. The 10-year freedom from cardiosurgical reintervention was 90% ± 6%. Conclusions: Coronary artery bypass grafting in cardiogenic shock or during cardiopulmonary resuscitation has an extremely high and protracted periprocedural risk but is balanced by a satisfactory late survival. An early prediction of the hospital survivors is difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1279-1287
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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