PMID: 107878Jan 1, 1979

Changes in the exercise electrocardiogram after aortocoronary bypass. Long-term results in 50 patients

Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux
J P MarcantoniA Gerbaux

Abstract

A comparative study of exercise electrocardiogrammes before and after aorto-coronary bypass surgery was carried out in 50 patients over a 2 year period. Coronary arteriography was used to assess the chirurgical results qualitatively ((electrocardiographic appearances) and quantitatively (work capacity and effort tolerance) with respect to the coronary lesions and permeability of the aorto-coronary vein grafts. Exercise electrocardiography has a place in the follow up of patients with aorto-coronary bypass grafts but it only gives information on the permeability of the grafts if all the significant stenosis are bypassed at surgery.

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