Outcomes and costs of coronary artery bypass grafting: comparison between octogenarians and septuagenarians at a tertiary care centre

Smith, Kelly M.; Lamy, Andre; Arthur, Heather M.; Gafni, Amiram; Kent, Rosanne
September 2001
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/18/2001, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p759
Academic Journal
Interpretation: Given that patients who are accepted for CABG represent a selected population, our findings suggest that, with careful triage, CABG in octogenarians is as safe as, and no more costly than, CABG in septuagenarians.


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