Last reviewed 01/2018

80% of patients are pain free after CABG.

The perioperative mortality rate of this operation is around one to three percent, depending on the centre and the population.

Five to ten percent of patients develop an infarction perioperatively, and ten percent occlude the graft later. This later figure is improved with aspirin.

Internal mammary grafts are better than saphenous grafts - 93% versus 88% for the ten year suvival rate, with 30% of veins blocked and 30% diseased at ten years.

The risk of undertaking cardiac surgery can be predicted by the Parsonnet score.