Coronary Artery Surgery

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin

Abstract

The development of direct coronary artery surgery by Favaloro and Johnson is one of the outstanding achievements in the history of cardiac surgery. Properly performed coronary artery bypass results in immediate and predictable improvement in myocardial blood flow in the majority of patients. This increase in myocardial blood flow results in alleviation of anginal symptoms, increased exercise tolerance, freedom from medications, and overall improvement in the quality of life. In many patients coronary bypass clearly improves survival.

Keywords

Ischemia Aspirin Heparin Radionuclide Stratification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Albert Starr
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 7
  1. 1.Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySutter Memorial HospitalSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Davis Medical SchoolUniversity of CaliforaniaSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  4. 4.Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  5. 5.Heart Institute at St. Vincent HospitalPortlandUSA
  6. 6.Starr-Wood Cardiac Group, P.C.PortlandUSA
  7. 7.Harwin StudiosPortlandUSA

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