Comparison of long-term effect of coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy with viable versus nonviable left ventricular myocardium.

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Journal Article

In this study, 63% of patients with a substantial amount of viable myocardium showed an increased left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 12 +/- 3 months after coronary artery bypass grafting. In 93% of these patients, increased LVEF persisted at 4.5 +/- 1 years of follow-up. Conversely, in nonviable patients, LVEF did not increase at 12 +/- 3 months or at follow-up of 4.5 +/- 1 years.

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Cited Authors

  • Rizzello, V; Poldermans, D; Biagini, E; Kertai, MD; Schinkel, AFL; Boersma, E; Krenning, B; Vourvouri, EC; Bountioukos, M; Crea, F; Roelandt, JRTC; Bax, JJ

Published Date

  • September 15, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 757 - 760

PubMed ID

  • 15374780

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15374780

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.05.059

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States