Decreasing significance of left ventricular dysfunction and reoperative surgery in predicting coronary artery bypass grafting-associated mortality: a twelve-year study.

@article{Davierwala2003DecreasingSO,
  title={Decreasing significance of left ventricular dysfunction and reoperative surgery in predicting coronary artery bypass grafting-associated mortality: a twelve-year study.},
  author={Piroze M. Davierwala and Manjula D Maganti and Terrence M. Yau},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 5},
  pages={
          1335-44
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting are older and have greater comorbidity than those operated on previously. We evaluated the changes in the predictors of in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting during the last 12 years. METHODS Data on demographic characteristics, preoperative risk factors, operative variables, and hospital outcomes were collected prospectively for all patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass… CONTINUE READING
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