1989
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1020338 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: In the last years common agreement has been reached that the internal mammary artery (IMA) is the conduit of choice for elective myocardial revasculariation. This trend has been stimulated by the long-term patency of the IMA grafts and the better long-term survival. However, with the increase in life-expectancy, an increasing number of elderly patients is referred for coronary artery bypass grafting. In this patient population the long-term survival is generally limited, and therefore many surgeons do not use … Show more

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“…Baseline Characteristics (Table I) 11.8 8. 5 Older patients differed from younger patients in that they included more women; had more severe symptoms of angina pectoris; had a higher prevalence of congestive heart failure, renal dysfunction, cerebrovascular disease, intermittent claudication, valvular heart disease, triple-vessel disease, and left main stenosis. On the other hand, they had a lower prevalence of obesity, current smoking, and previous F'TCA.…”
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