Coronary Artery Disease

Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

A few US hospitals received the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) three-star rating for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. This denotes the highest category of quality. In the analysis of national data from Jan. 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020, the CABG surgery performance at Cleveland Clinic was found to lie in this highest quality tier.

Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Volume and In-Hospital Mortality

2020, N = 714

The in-hospital mortality rate for patients who had isolated CABG surgery at Cleveland Clinic was lower than expected in the past 3 years.

YearCleveland Clinic Mortality (%)Expected Mortality (%)
20180.71.3
20190.51.3
20200.32.1

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, Primary Procedure: In-Hospital Mortality

2020, N = 678

The in-hospital mortality rate among patients who had isolated CABG surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2020 was 0.3% and the expected rate was 1.2%.

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Incidence of Major Morbidity in Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

2018 - 2020

Cleveland Clinic consistently performs better than the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 50th percentile in the incidence of major morbidity after isolated CABG surgery. This composite value includes the occurrence of stroke, deep sternal wound infection, prolonged ventilation, renal failure, or reoperation in the postoperative period.

YearCleveland Clinic ResultsSTS Benchmark
201810.10%10.80%
20198.12%10.11%
20208.94%10.21%

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Postoperative Deep Sternal Wound Infection

2018 – 2020

The rate of deep sternal wound infection after isolated CABG surgery was at or below the expected rate for the past 3 years.

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Ventilator Time > 24 Hours After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

2018 – 2020

The percentage of patients who spent > 24 hours on a ventilator following isolated CABG surgery at Cleveland Clinic was lower than expected in the past 3 years.

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Postoperative Renal Failure

2018 – 2020

The rate of postoperative renal failure after isolated CABG surgery at Cleveland Clinic in the past 3 years was lower than expected.

STS = Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Source: Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database