Analysis of outcomes following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) between 01 January 2006 and 31 December 2010 within the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Darshan Reddy, Prof Anu Reddi


The study aims to examine the perioperative features of patients with coronary       artery disease undergoing surgical coronary artery revascularization i.e. off-pump      coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB).  Statistical analysis will be made of the duration of ICU and in-hospital post-operative admission, intra-operative factors such           as completeness of revascularization, as well as short-term follow-up following       surgery, specifically regarding symptomatology, major adverse cardiac events (MACE)         and re-intervention where applicable.  These data will be analysed in relation to    current international           OPCAB series regarding the outcome variables, with a view to   reaffirm the utility of the technique.