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