Clinical Outcomes

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

CABG is the most commonly performed open-heart operation. It is a surgical procedure in which one or more blocked coronary arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore normal blood flow to the heart. CABG reduces chest pain and the risk of death from a heart attack.

Isolated CABG means that only a CABG surgery is performed on the patient without any other procedure. KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital had performed 66 cases in 2018, 57 cases in 2019, and 87 cases in 2020

Total Average Mortality Rate over 3 year period is 1.27%
The mortality rate in 2017 was 1.68%. (National Heart Center Singapore)




Chest Reopening Rate in 2018 is 1.52 % ,2019 is 0 and 2020 is 1.15%
Total Average Reopening Rate over 3 years period is 0.89%