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Operative mortality after coronary artery surgery. A seven-year experience of 1500 consecutive operations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2940444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between January 1978 and August 1985, 1500 patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting by one surgical team, with a total mortality of 0.46% (seven patients). All these patients were suffering from class 3 or class 4 angina and more than half (54%) had evidence of preoperative infarction. The achievement of minimal mortality and morbidity is the immediate aim of surgery; a continuing long-term improvement in symptoms and life expectancy is the ultimate goal. Every physician should be aware of the risks of the invasive treatment of coronary artery disease either by bypass grafting or by angioplasty.
D A Horton; R G Hicks; H D O'Brien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-01     Completed Date:  1986-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects,  mortality
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / mortality,  surgery,  therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects,  mortality*
Coronary Disease / mortality,  surgery*,  therapy
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