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Coronary artery surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  303324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper assesses the results in 543 patients undergoing coronary artery surgery between 1969 and March, 1976. Indications included angina, acute infarction and ventricular arrhythmia, and there were some angina-free patients. Surgical techniques were constantly reviewed and frequently changed. The mortality in all groups was 4.2%. The mortality in chronic stable angina (424 cases) was 3%, but as from January, 1975, it has been 2%. The perioperative infarction rate in all groups was 10.7%, and this condition was the most significant cause of perioperative mortality. Modern principles of myocardial protection during surgery have helped to lower mortality and morbidity rates.
A W Gale; M X Shanahan; V P Chang; H M Windsor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / mortality,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality
Myocardial Revascularization* / mortality
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology

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