BIDMC provides cardiac surgery care for over 700 patients each year. The most common type of open heart surgery is coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (CABG).


Average Length of Stay after Surgery

What are we measuring?

The average number of days a patient undergoing CABG stays in the hospital.

Why is this important?

The number of days that patients must stay in the hospital is a way of looking at both the efficiency of care as well as its effectiveness. 

What is our most recent performance?

  

Source of comparison: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database 

Internal Mammary Artery Graft Use

What are we measuring?

Percent of CABG surgeries performed using the internal mammary artery when appropriate.

Why is this important?

Studies have shown that the use of the internal mammary artery (IMA) for CABG procedures has been considered the "gold standard" for certain patients, to bypass blockages in the artery down the front of the heart.  Use of the IMA improves the likelihood of bypass graft success for these patients.

What is our most recent performance?

  

Source of comparison data: Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database


Last Updated: January 2018