Long-term outcomes of dialysis patients after coronary revascularization: A population-based cohort study in Taiwan

Chu lin Chou, Tsung cheng Hsieh, Chih hsien Wang, Tsung hsing Hung, Yu hsien Lai, Yi ya Chen, Yu li Lin, Chiu huang Kuo, Ya ju Wu, Te chao Fang

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Background and Aims: The outcomes of Chinese patients undergoing dialysis after coronary revascularization are unknown. We examined the outcomes of Taiwanese dialysis patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), or coronary stenting. Methods: Using data from the National Health Research Institute database, we determined the outcomes of 1,287 dialysis patients who underwent initial coronary revascularization between 1997 and2008. Results: The 7-year overall survival rates were 69 ± 4%, 68 ± 3%, and 57 ± 2% for the CABG, stent, and PTCA patients (p= 0.001), respectively. After demographic and comorbidity adjustment, hazard ratios (HRs) for all-cause death in the CABG (vs. PTCA) and stent (vs. PTCA) patients were 0.695 (p= 0.015) and 0.721 (p= 0.009). Additionally, no significant difference in all-cause death was found between the CABG and stent patients. Moreover, the ≥65-year-old CABG group patients and the

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-194
Number of pages7
JournalArchives of Medical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Dialysis
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Stent

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  • Medicine(all)

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