Aortocoronary bypass grafting in the management of patients with coronary artery disease.

@article{Buccino1979AortocoronaryBG,
  title={Aortocoronary bypass grafting in the management of patients with coronary artery disease.},
  author={R A Buccino and Henry D Jorge Mcintosh},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={651-66}
}
There is widespread agreement that aortocoronary bypass grafting generally lessens the symptoms and functional limitations of patients with angina pectoris. Evidence for prolongation of life or prevention of myocardial infarction, arrhythmias and ventricular dysfunction is inconclusive. Harmful effects associated with surgical management of coronary artery disease can be documented in terms of operative mortality, perioperative myocardial infarction, graft occlusion and progression of occlusive… CONTINUE READING