Risk Factors for Postoperative Respiratory Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting


Samira Rajaei 1 , Ali Dabbagh ORCID 2 , *

1 Department of lab Sciences, School of Allied Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), IR Iran

2 Anesthesiology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], IR Iran

How to Cite: Rajaei S, Dabbagh A. Risk Factors for Postoperative Respiratory Mortality and Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Anesth Pain Med. Online ahead of Print ; 2(2):60-65. doi: 10.5812/aapm.5228.


Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine: 2 (2); 60-65
Published Online: September 26, 2012
Article Type: Review Article
Received: April 21, 2012
Accepted: June 25, 2012




ABSTRACT: Nowadays, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is considered to be one of the most common surgical procedures. This procedure has been the main topic in many clinical research studies, which have assessed the effect of the procedure on patients outcomes. Like other surgical procedures, this procedure is also accompanied by a number of unwanted complications, including those of the respiratory system. Since the respiratory system plays an integral role in defining the clinical outcome of patients, improvements in studies that can assess and predict clinical outcomes of the respiratory system, assume greater importance. There are a number of predictive models which can assess patients in the preoperative period and introduce a number of risk factors, which could be considered as prognostic factors for patients undergoing CABG. The respiratory system is among the clinical systems that are assessed in many prediction scoring systems. This review assesses the main studies which have evaluated the possible risk factors for postoperative respiratory mortality and morbidity, in patients undergoing CABG.


Risk Factors Postoperative Period Mortality Morbidity Coronary Artery Bypass

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