Clinical and angiographic predictors of operative mortality from the collaborative study in coronary artery surgery (CASS).

@article{Kennedy1981ClinicalAA,
  title={Clinical and angiographic predictors of operative mortality from the collaborative study in coronary artery surgery (CASS).},
  author={John W. Kennedy and George C. Kaiser and Lloyd D Fisher and J Klingler Fritz and W. Myers and J. Gerard Mudd and Thomas James Ryan},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1981},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          793-802
        }
}
Fifteen institutions participating in the Collaborative Study in Coronary Artery Surgery (CASS) have performed isolated coronary artery bypass surgery upon 6630 patients (1061 women and 5569 men) for coronary artery disease. The overall operative mortality (OM) was 2.3% (range 0.3-6.4%). Mortality increased with age, from 0 in the group 20-29 years old to 7.9% in the group 70 years and older. OM was higher for women in each group, ranging from 2.8% for ages 30-39 years to 12.3% for age 70 years… CONTINUE READING

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