oa Modern Medicine - Long term outlook after coronary artery bypass surgery
|Article Title||Long term outlook after coronary artery bypass surgery|
|© Publisher:||Infixion Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 University of New South Wales and Lipid Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, Australia|
|Publication Date||Feb 1990|
|Pages||61 - 71|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiothoracic surgery, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Long term outlook and Risk factors|
Coronary artery bypass grafting is the most popular surgical procedure performed in Australia. The operative mortality is very low, but the long-term prognosis is a little less optimistic. Around 55% of saphenous vein bypass grafts will have occluded within seven years of operation with a picture of typical atherosclerosis.
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