Surgical therapy for complex coronary artery disease.

  title={Surgical therapy for complex coronary artery disease.},
  author={Andrew W. Elbardissi and Jorge M. Balaguer and John G. Byrne and Sary Aranki},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={21 3},
Recent advances in medical therapy, percutaneous myocardial revascularization, and coronary artery bypass grafting have allowed patients to live longer without eliminating the underlying pathology of coronary artery disease. In this review the authors discuss surgical options, perioperative assessment, procedural details, and outcomes after repeated coronary artery bypass surgery and coronary endarterectomy, in patients with severe coronary artery disease that is not suited for further… CONTINUE READING