Does Coronary Bypass Surgery Prolong Life Expectancy?

  • R. J. Hall
  • D. A. Cooley
  • E. Garcia
  • V. S. Mathur
  • C. M. de CastroJr.
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While relief of disabling angina following coronary artery bypass (CAB) generally has been accepted, the influence of CAB upon long- term survival has remained controversial. Comparison of survival data of nonrandomized surgical series with “noncurrent” historic med­ical controls [1] has been criticized frequently, most recently by Braunwald [2], In addition, the results of two recent multicenter co­operative studies of patients with unstable angina (NHLI)[3] and sta­ble angina (VAH)[4], who were randomly assigned to medical or surgi­cal therapy, show no difference in long-term survival.


Coronary Artery Bypass Unstable Angina Early Mortality Left Main Coronary Artery Multicenter Random Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Hall
  • D. A. Cooley
  • E. Garcia
  • V. S. Mathur
  • C. M. de CastroJr.

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