oa South African Medical Journal - Coronary artery surgery - beyond the crossroads?
|Article Title||Coronary artery surgery - beyond the crossroads?|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jun 1982|
|Pages||859 - 862|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiothoracic surgery, Coronary artery surgery, Crossroads, Indications and Left ventricular function|
When coronary artery surgery is well performed one can anticipate an operative mortality of ï¿½ 1%, a perioperative infarction rate of ï¿½ 4% and a graft patency rate at 5 years of 80-85%; about 90% of patients are likely to obtain relief from angina pectoris.
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