Korean J Anesthesiol Search


Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2003;44(4):507-512.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2003.44.4.507   
Use of Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography to Predict the Prognosis after Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting.
Yunseok Jeon, Sang Chul Lee, Byung Moon Ham, Yong Lak Kim, Jin Hee Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sangclee@snu.ac.kr
BACKGORUND: Echocardiography is usually performed for preoperative cardiac evaluation before coronary bypass graft surgery. if the variables detected by this noninvasive method could predict the outcome of the off-pump coronary bypass surgery (OPCAB), it would be very helpful. The purpose of this study is the evaluation of preoperative transthoracic echocardiographic findings as the predictor of OPCAB outcome.
We evaluated the relationships between preoperative variables identified by the transthoracic echocardiography and postoperative outcomes.
Among the doppler findings trans-mitral flow shows no relationship with the postoperative outcome. But, left ventricular mass had the predictability of postoperative time of extubation, iCU stay, and hospital stay.
Left ventricular mass can be used to predict the outcome after OPCAB and There are the need of further study to find out the reason the left ventricular mass show relationship with the postoperative outcome.
Key Words: Off-pump coronary artery bypass graft; atrial fibrillation; echocardiography


Browse all articles >

Editorial Office
101-3503, Lotte Castle President, 109 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04146, Korea
Tel: +82-2-792-5128    Fax: +82-2-792-4089    E-mail: journal@anesthesia.or.kr                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Society of Anesthesiologists.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next