Changing operative characteristics of patients undergoing operations for coronary artery disease: impact on early outcomes.

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BACKGROUND Aggressive nonsurgical revascularization results in high-risk patients presenting for operation at a later stage of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study investigated the effect of temporal changes in operative characteristics on outcomes of surgical revascularization. METHODS We compared preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.07.050

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