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A new heart surgery clinic: Open Heart Surgery Outcomes at Karabük Training and Research Hospital: Assessment of the first year

Emre Kubat, Celal Selcuk Unal, Aydin Keskin, Emre Gok, Ufuk Turan Kursat Korkmaz, Umit Kervan, Mustafa Pac, Kasim Karapinar.


This study aims to assess the one-year outcomes of open heart surgeries performed at the recently established Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic of Karabük Training and Research Hospital. A total of 71 consecutive patients (60 males, 11 females; mean age 63.7±9.3 years; range 42 to 84 years) who underwent open heart surgery were evaluated retrospectively from 21 January 2016 to 21 January 2017. The most common comorbidity was hypertension (64.8%), followed by smoking (61.9%), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (54.9%), and diabetes mellitus (40.6%). Mean length of stay at the intensive care unit was 3.4±2.9 days, and mean length of stay at the hospital was 10.4±6.9 days. In-hospital mortality occurred in a total of seven patients (9.9%). Early mortality (within the first 30 days) was seen in four (5.6%) patients. We believe our mortality and morbidity rates are acceptable despite the disadvantages of being a recently established center and the presence of multiple comorbid factors of patients. Although our clinic is a new center founded in Karabük province, it is planned to become an important center in the future in terms of heart surgery through the increasing number and variety of surgeries.

Key words: Coronary artery bypass grafting, new center, open heart surgery

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