• Medicine
  • Published in Circulation 1989

Coronary bypass surgery in chronic stable angina.

@article{Gersh1989CoronaryBS,
  title={Coronary bypass surgery in chronic stable angina.},
  author={Bernard J. Gersh and Robert M. Califf and Floyd D. Loop and Cary W. Akins and David B. Pryor and T C Takaro},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1989},
  volume={79 6 Pt 2},
  pages={
          I46-59
        }
}
Over the last 20 years, operative mortality has decreased and late survival has improved for patients with chronic stable angina who have coronary artery bypass surgery. However, this favorable trend may not continue because the operation is now extended to elderly and high-risk patients. The most powerful predictors of operative mortality include indexes of left ventricular function, age, and the number of associated medical conditions. Female gender, severity of angina, and extent of coronary… CONTINUE READING

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