Indications, algorithms, and outcomes for coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with acute coronary syndromes.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

For patients with a non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS), guideline recommendations and treatment pathways focus on revascularization for definitive treatment if the patient is an appropriate candidate. Despite the widespread use of revascularization for NSTE-ACS, most patients undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention, whereas a minority of patients undergo coronary artery bypass grafting. Focusing specifically on the USA, the contemporary utilization, preoperative and perioperative considerations, and outcomes of NSTE-ACS patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting have not been comprehensively reviewed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yerokun, BA; Williams, JB; Gaca, J; Smith, PK; Roe, MT

Published Date

  • June 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 319 - 326

PubMed ID

  • 26945187

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26945187

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-5830

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MCA.0000000000000364


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England