CHARLES B. MULLINS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Coronary artery disease afflicts 5% of the adults in the United States; 3.1 million Americans between ages 18 and 79 definitely have coronary artery disease and another 2.4 million are suspected of having the disease. There are in excess of 1 million myocardial infarctions per year in our country, a mortality rate approaching 40%.
The development of aortocoronary venous bypass grafting has provided the potential for immediate revascularization of ischemic myocardium. With such statistics and a technically feasible surgical procedure, it is no wonder that the performance of direct surgical procedures on the coronary vessels has reached almost "epidemic" proportions;
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
MULLINS CB. Evaluation of Coronary Artery Surgery-One Step Forward. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:447–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-447
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):447-448.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only