Published in Heart Disease Weekly, May 2nd, 2006
"There is a substantial literature on short-term mortality risk factors for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. However, very few studies have examined risk factors for long-term mortality," researchers in the United States report.
"We analyzed 56,543 veterans who underwent CABG surgery at one of 43 VA cardiac surgery centers between October 1, 1991, and March 30, 2001. Each patient was followed for a minimum of 3.5 months and a maximum of 9.5 years for mortality assessment. The time-varying effects of 22 mortality preoperative risk factors were...
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