Influence of preoperative coronary collateral circulation on in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery with intra-aortic balloon pump support

GÜNGÖR H., ZENCİR C., Babu A. S. , AKGÜLLÜ Ç., Eryilmaz U., ZORLU A. , ...More

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.127, no.17, pp.3077-3081, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0366-6999.20140853
  • Title of Journal : CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.3077-3081


Background Outcomes in patients requiring coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery have been improved with devices such as the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). Good coronary collateral circulation (CCC) has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to investigate whether poor preoperative CCC grade is a predictor of in-hospital mortality in CABG surgery requiring IABP support.