Predictors of outcomes among Filipino women who underwent elective coronoary revascularization

Objective: Studies on coronary artery disease in women are few. This paper aims to determine clinical predictors of outcomes among Filipino women who underwent elective revascularization at St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort including Filipino females who underwent elective PCI and CABG from 2007-2013. The primary outcome is a composite of periprocedural MI, stroke, cardiovascular mortality. Secondary outcomes are all-cause mortality, improvement in EF and bleeding. 

Results: The primary outcome occurred in a) elderly hypertensives with multivessel disease and history of ACS in the PCI group and b) in elderly diabetics with chronic renal failure in the CABG group. Higher rates of bleeding were observed in PCI group while the CABG group had higher all-cause mortality. However, the actual sample size and outcome rates were inadequate to predict significant association between the predictors and the outcomes.

Conclusion: There was no significant relationship between the predictor variables and the outcomes. However it showed that rates of complication after coronary revascularization in women in this institution is low, indicating good patient preparation and management post-revascularization.