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Emergency myocardial revascularization.
  1. C. Dubost,
  2. A. Deloche,
  3. A. Carpentier,
  4. J. Relland,
  5. P. Sellier,
  6. F. Vial,
  7. A. Piwnica,
  8. J. N. Fabiani


    From 1969 to 1975, 175 patients with acute coronary insufficiency underwent emergency saphenous vein aorto-coronary bypass grafting (SVBG). The patients were divided into two groups: group I, unstable angina (165 patients) and group II, acute evolving myocardial infarction (ten patients). In group I, the hospital mortality was 8-4%, the incidence of post-operative myocardial infarction was 10-3%. Long-term follow-up was obtained for an average of 25 months, functional improvement was definite in the majority of the patients and actuarial survival curves show 87% patients alive at the end of 48 months. In group II, the hospital mortality was 30%; seven of ten patients had good results.

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