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      Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in the Elderly - A Review of Studies on Patients Older than 64, 69 or 74 Years

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Elderly, Review, Coronary artery bypass

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          21 studies reporting on at least 100 elderly patients were reviewed to assess the influence of patient age on outcome of isolated coronary artery bypass surgery. Elderly patients were variously defined as being older than 64, 69 or 74 years of age. They had significantly higher incidences of female sex, unstable angina, urgent surgery, extensive coronary disease, peripheral vascular disease and other risk factors, but left ventricular function was similar to younger patients. The number of grafts inserted and operation times were also similar. Operative mortality and multiorgan morbidity were significantly higher with advancing age. Late survival and relief of angina were generally good.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1992
          1992
          12 November 2008
          : 80
          : 3-4
          : 215-225
          Affiliations
          Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital of Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium
          Article
          175005 Cardiology 1992;80:215–225
          10.1159/000175005
          1511468
          © 1992 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 11
          Categories
          Cardiovascular Surgery

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