When the bypass surgery is completed, the likelihood that the patient will continue to live a normal life is close to that of the population in general. An 8-10 year mortality increase is, however, observed in a register study from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Heart bypass surgery is both a good and increasingly better option than it used to be three decades ago. The survival rate of bypass patients who survive the first month after the operation is comparable to that of the general population. Eight to ten years after heart bypass surgery, however, mortality increases by 60 to 80 percent. These doctors now have new and important knowledge that can assist them in monitoring the An analysis of thirty years’ survival following a heart bypass operation has been published by Aarhus University’s Department of Clinical Epidemiology under the Department of Clinical Medicine. The study draws on national register data to shed light on that survival. For the study, each of the approximately 2,000 people was used as a basis. Danish patients have undergone surgery 51 000 times in the decade between 1980 and In addition, a control group made up of 500,000 people of the same age and gender was selected at random from the general population to provide an indication of how the findings compare with those of the control group. According to the study, the survival rate for people who undergo bypass surgery has improved over the last three decades, so the odds of surviving are similar to those in the general population following bypass surgery. Providing the patient has a successful surgery, and for the next eight to ten years after the surgery, this holds true. Kasper Adelborg, a medical doctor and PhD student in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, says the prognosis gradually improves after this point. Dr. Kasper Adelborg is the primary author of the study ‘Thirty-Year Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery’. The American journal Circulation published a study that examined the Danish population at a collective level. Outcomes and quality of care in cardiovascular disease.

Comparing ten-year survivors with the general population, the study shows that they have an increased mortality rate of 60 to 80 percent. If a patient’s disease is progressing, or if the implanted material begins to fail, the patient’s disease will become progressive and the atherosclerosis of the arteries will increase. The study covers all patients who underwent bypass surgery in Denmark in the past 30 years, and there will naturally be differences in the prognosis between patients. The reason that Denmark has the ability to link register information from the registries to the registers has to do with the fact that we in Denmark have unique opportunities in this regard. With the help of half a million Danes as controls, we can directly compare the prognosis between a 55-year-old man who has had bypass surgery and an identical 55-year-old man without surgery in the control group”, It may appear that Denmark views this as an obvious correlation to draw, but the fact is that countries like the United States and China envy Denmark for the way it keeps track of its citizens. There are other places, such as the US, where it is not possible to make simple inferences about when people die or have surgery. “There is no central database for this kind of information and therefore it can be lost if, for example, someone moves to a different state or region,” Additionally to the fact that the first month is particularly crucial after bypass surgery, our new knowledge reveals a period of particular attention eight to ten years after that. It is not new that patients have an increased risk of death after undergoing bypass surgery within 30 days, but it is nevertheless a disturbing trend. There are known risks associated with heart surgery, but fortunately the mortality rate is very low in relation to the operation itself. Kasper Adelborg said that the key finding is that we now have precise figures regarding the prognosis, including the long-term prognosis for patients who have undergone bypass surgery in comparison with the rest of the population. Thus, physicians in contact with patients have a duty to assess each one’s prognosis individually and there is a special reason to do so after eight or ten years, since we now know that something happens, Kasper explains.