Table 1.

Characteristics of 6215 patients with ESRD who started hemodialysis and underwent CABG surgery between January 1, 1998, and December 31, 2002a

CharacteristicValue
Age (yr; mean [SD])67.9 (10.3)
Male (%)61.4
Race (%)
    Asian3.4
    black17.5
    Native American1.3
    white76.9
    other0.9
Medicaid coverage at HD start (%)19.7
No. of cardiovascular conditions at HD     start (mean [SD])1.4 (1.4)
    congestive heart failure (%)39.9
    coronary artery disease (%)44.9
    history of AMI (%)18.9
    cardiac arrest (%)1.2
    dysrhythmia, (%)8.8
    cerebral vascular disease (%)11.0
    peripheral vascular disease (%)20.0
Hemoglobin (g/dl; mean [SD])9.9 (1.6)
Serum albumin (g/dl; mean [SD])3.1 (0.6)
Diabetic ESRD (%)50.8
AMI before CABG (%)41.1
COPD (%)9.1
Nonambulatory (%)3.4
Vintage (mo receiving dialysis when underwent CABG; mean [SD])11.6 (13.1)
Started HD in hospital-based facility (%)29.6
  • a CABG, coronary artery bypass grafting; HD, hemodialysis; AMI, acute myocardial infarction; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.