Introduction: Cardiovascular disease remains the biggest killer of Australians in general and this holds true for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians [
]. Limited research exists in regards to cardiac surgery in the Australian Indigenous population. What evidence does exist suggests Indigenous patients present for surgery at a much younger age and trend towards higher operative mortality than their non-Indigenous counterparts [
- Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strai Islander peoples 2008.
ABS and AIHW, Canberra2008
]. Our service provides tertiary cardiac surgical services to the North Queensland region and the Torres Strait Islands. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander (ATSI) people constitute a relatively substantial proportion of our patient population, and, given this high proportion, we aim to investigate risk factor profiles, surgical pathologies, surgical management and short term outcomes in a contemporary group of patients.
- Lehman S.J.
- Baker R.A.
- Aylward P.E.
- Knight J.L.
- Chew D.P.
Outcomes of cardiac surgery in Indigenous Australians.
Med J Aust. 2009; 190: 588-593
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- The health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strai Islander peoples 2008.ABS and AIHW, Canberra2008 ([ABS Cat. No. 4704.0; AIHW Cat. No. IHW 21])
- Outcomes of cardiac surgery in Indigenous Australians.Med J Aust. 2009; 190: 588-593
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