Facebook Twitter Instagram You Tube Pinterest LinkedIn RSS Podcasts Video Library Blog
 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Deaths following aortic valve replacement plus heart bypass surgery (CABG)

The aortic valve is one of the valves in the heart. Sometimes, the aortic valve is diseased and needs to be replaced. An aortic valve replacement surgery is the surgery performed to replace the diseased aortic valve.

Heart bypass surgery, also known as coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, creates a detour or bypass around the blocked or diseased portion of the coronary artery using an artery or vein from the body to restore the blood supply to the heart muscle.

Aortic valve replacements with CABG require proficiency with the use of complex equipment, and technical errors may lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, stroke and death.

About this measure

Mortality is the statistical measure of the percentage of people who die. This measure tracks the percentage of patients in 2012 who had an aortic valve replacement plus a CABG and died within 30 days, in the hospital or after discharge.

Note: In this case, a lower number is better.

Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 2.1
National Database Participant Comparison 4.0
Source:Society of Thoracic Surgeons, http://www.sts.org/
Operative Mortality Aortic Valve Replacement CABG
Last UpdateNovember 13, 2013

Questions & Comments

If you have a question or comment about our Quality Ratings, please complete our online questions & comments form and we will respond within two business days. If your concern requires immediate attention, please call 312-926-3112 so that a Patient Representative can assist you.