spinoff:Youngest/oldest CABG pt

  1. Who was your youngest/oldest cabg pt?

    Had a 39 year old who had a x6 (uncontrolled DM, ESRD-was actually being worked up for kidney transplant, had stress test as part of workup-it was positive).
    I think way back when i started there was a 30 some year old on his 3rd CABG.


    as for oldest, we often have pt's in their 80s. DOn't think i've seen a 90+ year old..yet!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    I have had patients on the OR table for a CABG as young as mid 20s and as old as mid 80s.

    The 20 something was for genetic issues.
  4. by   zambezi
    The youngest for a cabg that I recall is 32 (and he had to be stented about 2 months after his cabg). We have had others that are younger (early 20s) but I think that they were congenital repairs...

    The oldest is 91.
  5. by   RN12345656
    Last month we did a case--26yo CAB with OB/GYN and CT surgery in same OR ... Baby was delivered first then Ct surgery did their thing. Mom & baby did fine

    I remember a case 2 yrs ago of a 92yo woman who had a valve replacement...she appeared alot younger..recovery took longer..
    I've seen many cases lately who were in their mid 80s.
    I have no problem with those older folks who have a great quality of life. I get upset with those who have a poor quality of lives and the surgeons operate anyway..I think every CT Surgery group has that one particular surgeon who will operate on those "train wrecks"...am I right?
    Last edit by RN12345656 on Nov 16, '05
  6. by   HappyNurse2005
    I think every CT Surgery group has that one particular surgeon who will operate on those "train recks"...am I right?
    LOL, yeah. We do.

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