We investigated the prognostic weight of several risk factors for heart failure in patients undergoing CABG. We followed 351 consecutive patients for 18+/-12 months after surgery to assess clinical outcome, presence and degree of heart failure. The risk of developing heart failure >class 2 at 1 year was investigated by logistic regression on the following preoperative variables: sex, age, left ventricular EF, QRS duration, previous MI, history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation (AF), hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, previous stroke. Age was 70+/-8 years and EF was 54+/-12% at the time of surgery. Heart failure >class 2 occurred in 95/351 patients (27%) at follow up. Logistic regression identified QRS duration (OR=1.02), a history of stroke (OR=3.94), and diabetes (OR=1.98) as predictors of CHF at follow up. All the other variables were not risk markers for heart failure at logistic regression. Thirty five patients (10%) had QRS>/=140 ms before surgery; 51% of them had CHF at follow up compared to 24% of patients with QRS<140 ms (p<0.05). In the current surgical era, candidates to CABG (50% of patients older than 70 years) have a relevant likelihood of heart failure at follow up, despite myocardial revascularization. Risk stratification may rely upon inexpensive variables as previous stroke, diabetes, and QRS duration. A minority of patients (5%) could benefit from LV-based pacing, which should be considered at the same surgical time via an epicardial implantation.
Heart failure after myocardial revascularization: Risk markers / Biffi, M; Bertini, M; Boriani, Giuseppe; Martignani, C; Branzi, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-5273. - 105(1)(2005), pp. 11-14.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Titolo:||Heart failure after myocardial revascularization: Risk markers.|
|Autore/i:||Biffi, M; Bertini, M; Boriani, Giuseppe; Martignani, C; Branzi, A.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.08.082|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000232825800002|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-26044447406|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||16207539|
|Citazione:||Heart failure after myocardial revascularization: Risk markers / Biffi, M; Bertini, M; Boriani, Giuseppe; Martignani, C; Branzi, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0167-5273. - 105(1)(2005), pp. 11-14.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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