Influence of wall motion score on mortality after coronary bypass surgery in the CABG-patch trial.


BACKGROUND It was hypothesized that a wall motion score (WMS) of <or=16% determined by chordal analysis (WMS=% of chords analyzed with normal or hyperkinetic motion) from a right anterior oblique (RAO) left ventriculogram would be a predictor for perioperative (30-day or in-hospital) or long-term mortality in patients from the CABG-Patch Trial. METHODS… (More)