A reappraisal of surgical intervention for acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Athanasuleas1987ARO,
  title={A reappraisal of surgical intervention for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Constantine L. Athanasuleas and Dan Geer and Joaquin G Arciniegas and Tom B Cooper and Raphael Hess and William Maclean and S. E. Papapietro and Alfred W. H. Stanley and Michael McEachern},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={405-14}
}
Eighty-three patients underwent coronary artery bypass during acute evolving myocardial infarction 6.8 +/- 2.8 hours after the onset of symptoms. Linear discriminant analysis of preoperative variables identified predictors of mortality with an accuracy of 84%. Significant predictors in decreasing order of importance were cardiogenic shock, age over 65 years, left ventricular ejection fraction less than or equal to 0.30, cardiac index less than or equal to 2.0 L/min/m2, and absent collateral… CONTINUE READING