The present report summarizes the early and late results obtained in a series of 43 female patients, who underwent coronary bypass surgery during a 2-year period ending December 1983. This group constituted 11,2% of the total experience in that period. The mortality rate was 6,97% and incidence of perioperative myocardial infarction was 4,6%. At late follow-up (23,35 +o- 5,9 mounths) the 85% of patients resulted asymptomatic. Comparing these women with 43 men of the same age, angina subset and number of deseased vessels the operative risk resulted higher in the women. These findings may be explained on the basis of women having smaller coronary arteries and move severe variant of systemic atherogenesis than men.
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