Angina pectoris: the possibilities for surgical treatment. Recent progress.

J Queiroz e Melo

Abstract


After reviewing the history of coronary surgery the author describes the different grafts used in coronary artery bypass grafting and its results. They vary with coronary anatomy, left ventricle function, age, arterial hypertension, diabetes, etc. The rationale of the different surgical approaches are discussed, emphasizing the advantages of a close medical-surgical cooperation.

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