Cardiology and Therapy
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains a routine operation despite major advancements in angioplastic procedures. Around 200,000 CABG procedures are performed annually in the U.S. Patients who are not candidates for angioplasty intervention often have advanced coronary disease and comorbidities that raise the risk of heart failure with decreased ejection fraction to around 25%. Over the years, significant developments in various preoperative interventions have occurred; in this paper, we suggest a multidisciplinary preoperative algorithm that can be included in a regularly scheduled multidisciplinary care plan.
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Shehata, Islam Mohammad; Odell, Tiffany D.; Elhassan, Amir; Spektor, Maxim; Urits, Ivan; Viswanath, Omar; Jeha, George M.; Cornett, Elyse M.; and Kaye, Alan D., "Preoperative, Multidisciplinary Clinical Optimization of Patients with Severely Depressed Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Who Are Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting" (2021). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 40.