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Estimating the Risk of Mediastinitis After Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Using the ACC/AHA Risk Score

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of mediastinitis in a patient undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery based on the 2004 ACC/AHA risk score.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

I20-I25, I97, J98.5, T82

Description:

The risk of mediastinitis following isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be estimated using preoperative factors. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more care during and closer monitoring after surgery. The score was developed by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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