Effect of perioperative myocardial infarction on late survival in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.
From the Seattle Heart Watch angiography registry, the baseline characteristics and late survival of 77 patients who sustained operative infarction (new Q waves) with myocardial revascularization were compared with 1790 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass without perioperative infarction. With the exception of coronary collateral vessels, which were less frequently seen in the patients with perioperative infarction, no baseline or operative characteristic distinguished between the two groups. Late survival was clearly adversely affected by perioperative infarction. Five-year survival was 76% in patients with perioperative infarction, compared with 90% in those with no perioperative infarction.
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