oa Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Long-term outcome after single-vessel coronary artery bypass surgery in candidates for balloon angioplasty



Objective. Assessment of the outcome of patients deemed suitable for single-vessel coronary balloon angioplasty who were surgically revascularised. Design. Retrospective analysis of the clinical course of such patients who had an elective coronary bypass operation before angioplasty was routinely available at this hospital. Patients. One hundred consecutive subjects who had undergone single coronary bypass grafting between 1978 and 1983 were entered, and 60 selected as potential candidates for angioplasty using clinical and angiographic criteria.


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