The aim – to improve the assessment of cardiovascular risk in patients with coronary artery disease and post-surgery atrial fibrillation (PSAF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) by identifying predictors of complications at 6-months follow-up.
Material and methods. The study analyzed data obtained in 50 patients with coronary artery disease and PSAF. Postoperative complications were diagnosed during the early period after CABG in the hospital and during routine examination of patients 6 months after surgery.
Results. Twenty two complications were diagnosed in 16 patients, including 8 – in the early post-surgery period and 8 – within 6 months after CABG. During the observation period there were no fatal cases. Group of patients with complications after CABG surgery was characterized by older age, lower glomerular filtration rate and higher levels of C-reactive protein during early period after CABG, compared to patients without complications.
Conclusions. These features should be considered at post-surgery risk stratification.