Overleving 11 jaar na een aorto-coronaire bypass-operatie

R. F. Veldkamp, G. J. Baartman, R. van Domburg, J. G. Tijssen, E. Bos, K. Meeter

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To evaluate longterm survival after a first aortocoronary bypass operation we followed up all such patients with operations between July 1971 and June 1980. Included were 1041 patients, mean follow-up time was 11 years (8.5-17.4). Data were complete in 98%. The perioperative mortality equalled 1.2%, survival probability at 5 and 10 years was 92% and 77%, respectively. The yearly mortality rate increased from the fifth year onward up to 5% in the tenth. Of the deceased patients 72% had a cardiac cause of death. Extent of vascular involvement, quality of left ventricular function and age at operation had an important influence on survival probability. The aortocoronary bypass operation is a safe procedure, with a good prognosis for survival, but does not prevent cardiac death in the future
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1229-1233
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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