Coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with poor left ventricular function


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Islamoglu F., Apaydin A., Posacioglu H. , Ozbaran M., Hamulu A., Buket S., ...More

JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL, vol.43, no.4, pp.343-356, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1536/jhj.43.343
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE HEART JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-356

Abstract

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with poor left ventricular function remains a surgical challenge and is still controversial. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of CABG in such patients when performed without case selection on the basis of preoperative viability tests and to determine the predictors of postperative outcome.