Risk factors for fatal myocardial infarction after coronary bypass graft surgery

M. Ranucci, A. Frigiola, L. Menicanti, A. Cazzaniga, G. Soro, G. Isgrò

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Background and objective: The incidence and clinical impact of perioperative myocardial infarction during coronary artery bypass graft surgery vary greatly depending upon the diagnostic criteria applied. Fatal perioperative myocardial infarction has a less arguable diagnosis and clinical impact. The aim of this paper is to find out the risk factors for fatal myocardial infarction after coronary surgery. Methods: Data from 1561 consecutive patients, who underwent coronary revascularization during a 10-month period, have been retrospectively analysed. After an univariate analysis for pre- and intraoperative risk factors, a multivariate model (logistic regression analysis) was settled. Results: Preoperative use of subcutaneous/intravenous heparin, a heparin sensitivity index

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-329
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Anaesthesiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Anticoagulants, heparin
  • Cardiac surgical procedures, myocardial revascularization
  • Coronary disease
  • Fibrinolytic agents, heparin
  • Glycosaminoglycans, heparin
  • Myocardial ischaemia, myocardial infarction
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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