Secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

@article{Kulik2015SecondaryPA,
  title={Secondary prevention after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.},
  author={Alexander Kulik and Marc A Ruel and Hani Jneid and Thomas Bruce Ferguson and Loren F. Hiratzka and John S. Ikonomidis and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Sheila M. McNallan and Mahesh Patel and Veronique Lee Roger and Frank W Sellke and Domenic A. Sica and Lani Zimmerman},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={131 10},
  pages={927-64}
}
927 N early 400 000 coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) procedures are performed annually in the United States. 1 A proven therapy for nearly 50 years, CABG is the most durable and complete treatment of ischemic heart disease. However, in the months and years that follow surgery, patients who have undergone CABG remain at risk for subsequent ischemic events as a result of native coronary artery disease (CAD) progression and the development of vein graft atherosclerosis. Secondary… CONTINUE READING