Increased mortality and perioperative complications in patients with previous elective percutaneous coronary interventions undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Bonaros2009IncreasedMA,
  title={Increased mortality and perioperative complications in patients with previous elective percutaneous coronary interventions undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Nikolaos E Bonaros and Diana Hennerbichler and Guy Friedrich and Alfred Kocher and Otmar Pachinger and Guenther Laufer and Johannes O. Bonatti},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={846-52}
}
OBJECTIVE The relationship between previous percutaneous coronary intervention and perioperative outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting remains undetermined. The aim of the study was to investigate whether previous elective percutaneous coronary intervention influences the outcome of elective coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS Between 2002 and 2007, 4412 consecutive patients underwent first-time open surgery at the Innsbruck Medical University. After excluding patients with a… CONTINUE READING

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