Chapter

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Thoralf M. Sundt III

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1459

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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Surgical coronary revascularization is state-of-the-art therapy for cardiac ischemia. Even with scientific and procedural developments that narrow the gap between surgical and percutaneous revascularization strategies, surgical revascularization continues to demonstrate superior durability and greater long-term cost-effectiveness at the expense of greater invasiveness for the patient. Accordingly, cardiologists should understand the surgical perspective on coronary revascularization, particularly the surgeon's view of preoperative assessment and certain aspects of intraoperative decision making and postoperative care.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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