Discussing coronary artery surgery with the patient

N. M. Katz

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-131
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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