Unilateral versus bilateral internal mammary revascularization. Survival and event-free performance.

@article{Dewar1995UnilateralVB,
  title={Unilateral versus bilateral internal mammary revascularization. Survival and event-free performance.},
  author={Leith R Dewar and William Robert Eric Jamieson and Michael T Janusz and M Adeli-Sardo and Eva T Germann and Jennifer Macnab and G. Frank O. Tyers},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1995},
  volume={92 9 Suppl},
  pages={II8-13}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of unilateral (UL) and bilateral (BL) mammary artery revascularization, within age groups < or = 60 years and > 60 years, on patient survival, ischemic-related events, and interventional management was studied in 1142 patients who had coronary artery bypass graft surgery between 1984 and 1992. METHODS AND RESULTS UL revascularization was performed in 765 (67%) and BL in 377 (33%) patients with supplemental vein grafts. The overall early and hospital mortality rate was… CONTINUE READING

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