Completeness of coronary revascularization and survival: Impact of age and off-pump surgery.

@article{Omer2014CompletenessOC,
  title={Completeness of coronary revascularization and survival: Impact of age and off-pump surgery.},
  author={Shuab Omer and Lorraine D Cornwell and Todd K. Rosengart and Rosemary F. Kelly and Herbert B. Ward and William L. Holman and Faisal G Bakaeen},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 4},
  pages={1307-1315.e1}
}
OBJECTIVES We conducted a multicenter observational cohort study of the effect of completeness of revascularization on long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting. We also investigated the impact of age and off-pump surgery. METHODS The Veterans Affairs Continuous Improvement in Cardiac Surgery Program was used to identify all patients (N=41,139) with left main and 3-vessel coronary artery disease who underwent nonemergency coronary artery bypass grafting from October 1997 to… CONTINUE READING

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