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Coronary artery surgery in octogenarians

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      Abstract

      Coronary surgery is being performed increasingly in older patients who may have more extensive disease as well as other factors that may lead to more frequent complications and death.1–3 Several studies have shown that the rate of complications and mortality in elderly patients are higher than in younger ones.4–7 Advanced age has also been shown to correlate with late mortality after cardiac surgery.8 Because of these data, there has been uncertainty as to use of cardiac surgery in older patients, especially in those aged ≥80 years. This report presents results of coronary artery bypass grafting both in hospital and at follow-up in patients aged ≥80.
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