Influence of Peri-operative Stroke on Early and Late Mortality following Open Heart Surgery

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015
Principal Investigator: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Cardiac Services BC (CSBC)
Datasets requested: 
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Cardiac Services BC
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Research objective: 

The primary objective of our study is to assess, at the population-level, the influence of peri-operative stroke on long-term survival following CABG, valve, and combined CABG/valve surgery in British Columbia.

Our secondary objective is to assess the influence of dual antiplatelet therapy on the rate of peri-operative stroke following CABG.


Primary: Peri-operative stroke has no impact on patients long-term survival following cardiac surgery.

Secondary: There is no difference in incidence of discharge to 30-day stroke between patients discharged on ASA and clopidogrel vs patients discharged on ASA alone.

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