Time trends in survival and readmission following coronary artery bypass grafting in Scotland, 1981-96: retrospective observational study

Pell, J. P. , MacIntyre, K., Walsh, D., Capewell, S., McMurray, J.J. , Chalmers, J.W., Boyd, J.H., Finlayson, A.R., Stewart, S. and Redpath, A.D. (2002) Time trends in survival and readmission following coronary artery bypass grafting in Scotland, 1981-96: retrospective observational study. British Medical Journal, 324, pp. 201-202. (doi:10.1136/bmj.324.7331.201)

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Abstract

Improvements in coronary revascularisation techniques and an increase in the use of percutaneous interventions1 have led to a rise in the number of coronary artery bypass grafting operations in older patients with more severe cardiac disease and worse comorbidity and who have previously undergone revascularisation procedures. 2 3 Advances in surgical and anaesthetic techniques have prevented a worsening risk profile from being translated into an increase in perioperative deaths. 2 3 The aim of our study was to examine time trends in major outcomes up to two years after coronary artery bypass grafting.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pell, Professor Jill and MacIntyre, Dr Kate and McMurray, Professor John and Walsh, Mr David
Authors: Pell, J. P., MacIntyre, K., Walsh, D., Capewell, S., McMurray, J.J., Chalmers, J.W., Boyd, J.H., Finlayson, A.R., Stewart, S., and Redpath, A.D.
Subjects:R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:British Medical Journal
Journal Abbr.:BMJ
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0959-535X
ISSN (Online):1756-1833
Copyright Holders:© BMJ Publishing Group
First Published:First published in the BMJ 324:201-202.
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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