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Surgical management of unstable angina and symptomatic coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11061219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The treatment of coronary artery disease and, in particular, acute coronary syndromes has evolved from watchful waiting to an early aggressive intervention strategy. Patients are currently receiving either percutaneous or surgical revascularization. Several major clinical trials have identified those patients mostly likely to benefit from surgical intervention. These patients typically include those with left-main coronary artery disease, triple vessel disease with decreased left ventricular function, and other clinical risk factors. As a result of these studies, unique needs and outcomes of special populations have been identified. This article will present an overview of surgical treatment of coronary artery disease with emphasis on patient selection with particular attention to women, older persons, diabetic patients, and innovations in surgical techniques that may improve patient outcomes.
M M Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0889-4655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-02     Completed Date:  2001-03-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703516     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-42     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Nursing Research and Education, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angina, Unstable / complications,  surgery*,  therapy
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Cardiopulmonary Bypass / instrumentation,  methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Disease / complications,  surgery*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Patient Selection
Risk Factors
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / instrumentation,  methods

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