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Lipid lowering medications prescribed at discharge for heart bypass (CABG) surgery patients

A 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.

Lipid (cholesterol) lowering medications have been shown to demonstrate a delay in the progression of plaque buildup in the arteries and/or reduce deaths, and non-fatal heart attacks following CABG surgery. 

About this measure

This measure tracks the percentage of patients who in 2012 had a CABG surgery and were prescribed a lipid lowering medication at discharge from the hospital.
Note: In this case, a higher number is better.
Most Recent Available Data (Percent)
Northwestern Memorial 100
National Database Participant Comparison 97.2
Source:Society of Thoracic Surgeons, http://www.sts.org/
Isolated CABG antilipid at discharge
Last UpdateNovember 13, 2013

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