Psychological and behavioral responses after coronary artery bypass surgery.

  title={Psychological and behavioral responses after coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Donald S. Kornfeld and Sherryl Scott Heller and Karen A. Frank and Scott N. Wilson and James R. Malm},
  volume={66 5 Pt 2},
One hundred consecutive patients who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center from December 1972 through February 1975 were evaluated at surgery and then followed for as long as 4 1/2 years to study their postoperative psychosocial and behavioral course. One patient died during the first 30 days. At 4 1/2 years, 23 patients were reported as deceased, 15 from cardiac causes. The majority of the long-term survivors had substantially less angina and… CONTINUE READING
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