Physical and psychosocial outcomes after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: Review of the literature

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Abstract

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is a common technique for improving myocardial blood flow in patients with ischemic heart disease. It is assumed that revascularization translates into improved outcomes in patients who undergo this surgery. In this article the literature on physical and psychosocial outcomes after CABG surgery is reviewed with a focus on prolongation of life, relief of angina pectoris, improvement in functional status, and return to work. Predictive factors are summarized, and implications of findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Critical Care
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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