Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is carried out for prognosis and symptomatic relief. Smoking is associated with increased postoperative complications, although its precise influence on long-term survival is unclear. We examined the influence of smoking and other risk factors on survival and myocardial ischaemia seven years after CABG. 208 patients underwent elective CABG; 25 % were persistent smokers. 165 were alive at seven years. 128 (78 % of survivors) agreed to reexamination and 79 had thallium scans.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2009|
- coronary artery bypass grafting
- heart surgery