Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
Surgery in California
CABG surgery is the most common surgical procedure for treating coronary artery disease. In this surgery, a vein or artery from another part of the body is used to create a new path for blood to flow to the heart, bypassing the blocked artery. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of all adult non-maternal admissions to California hospitals, representing nearly 9% of all admissions. It is a chronic condition in which cholesterol and fat solidify to form plaque along the linings of the coronary arteries. If plaque continues to build up, blood vessels can be restricted or blocked leading to chest pain or a heart attack.
CABG Report Query Tool
This tool allows you to customize your Report by selecting county(ies), hospital(s), year(s) and performance measures. A chart option is available.
CABG Outcomes Report
Single year reports include hospital level information. Two-year reports include hospital and surgeon level information.
These reports include trends for risk-adjusted operative mortality rates, risk-adjusted post operative stroke rates, and internal mammary artery usage rates for hospitals from 2003 to 2012. This information allows readers to evaluate the performance of hospitals over time.
Other CABG Reports
This page was last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2016.