Family physicians should be able to educate and advise their patients about coronary artery bypass surgery. In suitable candidates, coronary artery bypass surgery is indicated for relief of refractory symptoms and improvement of survival. The ultimate decision about surgery must be made by the patient. Information is often sought concerning the use of a saphenous vein, the pump-oxygenator, the sternal splitting incision and the postoperative period.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||American Family Physician|
|State||Published - 1984|
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