Determinants of operative mortality in octogenarians undergoing coronary bypass.

@article{Williams1995DeterminantsOO,
  title={Determinants of operative mortality in octogenarians undergoing coronary bypass.},
  author={Donald B. Williams and Roger G. Carrillo and Ernest A. Traad and Charles H Wyatt and R Grahowksi and S H Wittels and George Ebra},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={1038-43}
}
BACKGROUND The elderly segment of the population is increasing rapidly, and surgeons are being asked to consider patients more than 80 years old as candidates for coronary bypass. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors that may adversely affect mortality as well as analyze functional outcomes and survival in octogenarians undergoing coronary bypass. METHODS From July 1989 through February 1994, 300 consecutive patients 80 years of age and older underwent coronary artery… CONTINUE READING
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