A year after CABG our patients, on average, score “Excellent” with regard to their chest pain, function, and quality of life.

Summary: Angina is the chest pain or pressure you feel when your heart does not get enough blood. This graph is an overall measure of how angina impacts your life. It averages three different questionnaires: how frequently you get chest pain, your physical limitations due to chest pain, and your quality of life, all rated from 0-100. A higher score is better and means your life is less impacted by chest pain. Most patients see an increase in their scores after surgery that continues even 1 year after surgery. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of responses to the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) short form with 7 questions from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially a moving average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) we include procedures with ICD 9 codes 36.10, 36.12, 36.13, 36.14, 36.15, 36.16, 36.17, 36.18 and CPT codes 33510, 33511, 33512, 33513, 33514, 33516, 33517, 33518, 33519, 33521, 33522, 33523, 33533, 33534, 33535, 33536. Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.

92% of our patients report minimal or mild angina frequency 6 weeks after CABG surgery.

Summary: Angina is the chest pain or pressure you feel when your heart does not get enough blood. This graph measures how frequently our patients experience angina. A higher score is better and means you experience angina less frequently. Most patients see an increase in their scores relatively soon after surgery improving up to 1 year after surgery. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of Angina Subscores of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) short form 7 from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially a moving average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) we include procedures with ICD 9 codes 36.10, 36.12, 36.13, 36.14, 36.15, 36.16, 36.17, 36.18 and CPT codes 33510, 33511, 33512, 33513, 33514, 33516, 33517, 33518, 33519, 33521, 33522, 33523, 33533, 33534, 33535, 33536. Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.

88% of our patients report minimal or mild physical limitation 6 weeks after CABG surgery

Summary: This graph is a measure of your physical ability, or how much your coronary artery disease (CAD) keeps you from doing normal daily activities. A higher score is better and means you feel more physically able. Most patients see a steady increase in their scores after surgery and most report little or no limitations after one year. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of Physical Limitation Subscores of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) short form 7 from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially an average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) we include procedures with ICD 9 codes 36.10, 36.12, 36.13, 36.14, 36.15, 36.16, 36.17, 36.18 and CPT codes 33510, 33511, 33512, 33513, 33514, 33516, 33517, 33518, 33519, 33521, 33522, 33523, 33533, 33534, 33535, 33536. Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.

90% of our patients report good or excellent quality of life 6 weeks after surgery compared with 63% before surgery.

Summary: This graph is a measure of your quality of life related to symptoms from coronary artery disease (CAD) such as angina. A higher score is better and means you have a better quality of life. Most patients see a dramatic increase in their scores after surgery and most report excellent quality of life after one year. The vertical line represents the time of surgery.

The graph is a regression of the Quality of Life Subscores of the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ) short form 7 from the time before surgery to 360 days after surgery. The line is a FIT score—essentially a moving average of all data points (n). For each graph we use SAS programming to generate curves using proc template statgraph.

For CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) we include procedures with ICD 9 codes 36.10, 36.12, 36.13, 36.14, 36.15, 36.16, 36.17, 36.18 and CPT codes 33510, 33511, 33512, 33513, 33514, 33516, 33517, 33518, 33519, 33521, 33522, 33523, 33533, 33534, 33535, 33536. Time period of survey data collected: January 1, 2014 – January 6, 2017.

These graphs include results from all patients who answered the patient-reported outcome questions across Partners HealthCare since 2014. Some patients did not complete these questions either because they were not available at the time or because they chose not to. We are presenting all the outcome information that we have without adjustment, and we believe that the patients who respond are similar to the overall population who had surgery. Keep in mind that these results may not reflect any particular patient’s treatment course and your personal medical history may influence your results.