The Patient for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • Mark J. Badach


A 66-year-old white man, obese and a heavy smoker, was scheduled for a coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) because of severe coronary artery disease (CAD). He presented to the emergency room of his local hospital complaining of sharp substernal chest pain that began shortly after he started shoveling snow from the driveway of his home. He took some nitroglycerin without any improvement. As the pain grew in intensity, he decided to seek medical attention.


Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Noncardiac Surgery 
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