Outcomes

Our data has been recognized as consistently outstanding by prominent state and national review agencies charged with quality control. This has occurred while at the same time being referred many of the higher risk cases in the area.

Comprehensive Coronary Artery Surgery (CABG)


In 1998, Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons had a CABG operative mortality* rate of 1.78% regardless of risk or urgency. Comparing our 1998 results with results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Cardiac Surgery Database, published for the same time period, shows we reduced the mortality rate by almost half.

* Operative mortality is defined as at the time of surgery up to 30 days post surgery.

All Types of Coronary Operations-Primary, Redo, Elective, Emergency


This graph represents all types of coronary operations using the latest published statistics for operative mortality. Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons operative mortality statistics were well below national and state levels. The comparative studies originated from:

  • California Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning and Development-1996 data for all California hospitals
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Cardiac Surgery Database-1997 data for all coronary operations
  • Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons-coronary operation statistics consistent 1996, 1997, 1998

Valve Procedures With and Without Coronary Bypass Grafting


The results for valve procedures with and without coronary bypass grafting for the years 1990 to 1997 for Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons were equally impressive and well below the STS national statistics.