Comparison of pre- and postoperative pulmonary function in obese and non-obese female patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Akdur H., Yidit Z., Soezen A. B. , Cadatay T., Gueven O.

RESPIROLOGY, cilt.11, ss.761-766, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective and background: Various studies have suggested that body size and in-hospital mortality are related. However, only a few analysed the effects of obesity on pulmonary complications following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). The purpose of the present study was to assess early changes in lung volumes, respiratory complications and arterial blood gas tension following CABG in obese women.