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Published by Kluwer Academic in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English


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  • Coronary artery bypass -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Coronary artery bypass -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Quality of life -- Congresses.,
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  • Coronary Artery Bypass -- economics -- congresses.,
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Paul J. Walter ; with a foreford by Nanette K. Wenger.
SeriesDevelopments in cardiovascular medicine ;, v. 161
ContributionsWalter, P. J. 1935-
LC ClassificationsRD598.35.C67 C686 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 261 p. :
Number of Pages261
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1111876M
ISBN 100792331885
LC Control Number94037708

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Until only a decade ago, medical opinion regarding how often coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) was indicated or useful was unclear. Becauseof multi-organ senescence, the elderly were expected to have a higher rate operative morbidity and mortality and, having crossed an advanced life span, might not live very long after. The frequently performed procedure in elderly over 65 are in the following orders: CABG and other (55%), CABG and valve (49%), isolated CABG (44%), CABG and valve and other (39%), other (30%) and isolated valve (12%).Author: Pantpis Sakornpant, Vichao Kojaranjit.   • One hundred fifteen patients over 65 years of age were operated on at our institution for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The operative mortality was 5% compared with an overall operative mortality of % in the last five years for 1, persons with CABG. Increased risk Cited by: An increasing number of elderly individuals are now undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Elderly patients, compared with patients of a younger age group, present for surgery with a greater.

  Coronary artery bypass surgery: then and now. CABG is considered in elderly individuals when maximal pharmacological treatment fails to limit the symptoms of angina and dyspnoea, and percutaneous coronary intervention is either not feasible or is relatively less beneficial. The compelling indications for CABG are as follows:Cited by: "In the preface to this impressive and well-produced book, the editors state that their aim is not to describe a new surgical specialty, since most surgeons will soon need to be "geriatric surgeons," but to assemble a comprehensive account that will allow "all providers of healthcare to the elderly to understand the issues involved in choosing surgery as a treatment option for their patients.". The general ageing of the population is paralleled by the increasing proportion of elderly among patients referred to open heart surgery. When having an operation for a valvular heart disease, more people should undergo combined valve and coronary bypass graft (CABG) surgery, since ischemic heart disease also becomes more frequent with advanced Author: Janos Szécsi, Paul Herijgers, Ilse Scheys, Willem Flameng. Bypass surgery is also known as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It’s the most common type of open-heart surgery in the U.S. Most people have great results and live symptom-free for a.

percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) can be the only treatment strategies to perform this revascularization. The general condition of patients. The thought of having surgery can be rather intimidating, but for older adults who have been repeatedly told that they are “high risk” for surgery, the thought can be downright scary. While it is true that an elderly person has a higher risk of complications during and after surgery, that does not mean that a person should expect the worst during or soon after surgery just because they are. Coronary Bypass Surgery: Who Needs It Paperback – November 1, by Siegfried J. Kra (Author) › Visit Amazon's Siegfried J. Kra Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central Price: $ Overview of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in the Elderly CABG is often required in patients with CAD, but being elderly has previously been a relative contraindication. This dogma no longer exists, and, although there are specific risks of operating on elderly patients, these must be considered in relation to the benefits for survival and by: