Coronary artery bypass for heart failure in ischemic cardiomyopathy: 17-year follow-up.

@article{Pocar2007CoronaryAB,
  title={Coronary artery bypass for heart failure in ischemic cardiomyopathy: 17-year follow-up.},
  author={Marco Pocar and Andrea Moneta and Adalberto Grossi and Francesco Donatelli},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={468-74}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been safely extended to ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure, but outcome beyond 5 years remains poorly defined. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 45 consecutive angina-free patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction < or = 0.35) and heart failure (New York Heart Association functional class III to IV) who were selected for CABG between 1988 and 1995. Positron emission tomography was used for preoperative… CONTINUE READING

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