The fibrinogen-to-albumin ratio (FAR) is a recently introduced prognostic marker for patients with coronary artery disease. The present study investigated whether the FAR is associated with clinical outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB).
We retrospectively reviewed 1759 patients who underwent OPCAB (median duration of follow-up, 46 months). To evaluate the association between FAR and mortality in OPCAB patients, time-dependent coefficient Cox regression analyses were used to assess the association between FAR and all-cause mortality.
In multivariable time-dependent coefficient Cox regression analyses, preoperative FAR was an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality after OPCAB (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.051; 95% confidence interval, 1.021–1.082). In the restricted cubic spline function curve of the multivariable-adjusted relationship between the preoperative FARs, a linear increase in the relative hazard for all-cause mortality was observed as the FAR increased (P = .001).
A higher FAR is associated with increased all-cause mortality after OPCAB. The preoperative FAR could be a prognostic factor for predicting higher mortality after OPCAB.