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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica: Analysis of Clinical Characteristics, Mortality and Length of Hospital Stay

This study analyzed the clinical characteristics and outcome of patients presenting for coronary artery bypass surgery at the University Hospital of the West Indies. The overall 30-day mortality rate was 8.4%, and the median intensive care and total hospital stays were 3 and 8 days, respectively.


Objectives: A detailed analysis of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgical cases performed at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) has never been conducted. We present the demographic profile, clinical characteristics, and outcome of cases performed during the period March 2010 to March 2016.

11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017


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Thal-Hatafuku Oesophagogastroplasty: An Effective Option in the Palliation of Non-chagasic Megaesophagus

Application of this procedure at the University Hospital of the West Indies to treat patients with non-chagasic megaesophagus yields satisfactory early results and provides an option to more radical procedures.


The palliation of patients with megaesophagus secondary to achalasia of the cardia presents significant challenges to the surgeon. Experience with palliation of megaesophagus secondary to Chagas’ disease suggests that options other than cardiomyotomy or oesophagectomy can result in satisfactory outcomes. A small series of patients with non-chagasic megaesophagus who were treated with a gastroesophagoplasty procedure is discussed.

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e-Published: 06 Jun, 2013
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