The value and conduct of reoperations for coronary atherosclerosis.

  title={The value and conduct of reoperations for coronary atherosclerosis.},
  author={Floyd D. Loop},
  journal={Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={6 2},
  • Floyd D. Loop
  • Published 1994 in Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
The best advice for the referring physician is to find a surgical team skilled and experienced in the treatment of reoperation patients. The cardiologist and surgeon should select patients carefully, prevent complications by good technique and management, and use internal thoracic arteries whenever feasible. The reoperation must be planned and conducted precisely. Coronary artery reoperations are extensive procedures, and patients should be fully informed of the benefits and risks. Experience… CONTINUE READING