Qol after coronary artery bypass grafts in ischemic patients
A coronary artery bypass graft is a surgical procedure used in patients with coronary artery disease. Its goal is to relieve symptoms of angina, slow the progression of ischemic heart disease, and, in turn, increase quality of life and life expectancy. In this study with 71 patients, coronary artery bypass grafts showed many positive outcomes. 6 months after the surgery, patients were administered quality of life questionnaires, and their responses improved significantly in comparison to before the surgery. Angina symptoms decreased, with 59% of patients experiencing no angina attacks, and there was a marked improvement in LV diastolic function.
This review by Borkhalenko Y et al. aimed to evaluate the impacts of coronary artery bypass graft surgery in patients with ischemic heart disease.
Further research is needed to fully understand the long-term effects of coronary artery bypass grafts. Their potential benefit to patients with ischemic heart disease is clear, but a clearer understanding of how comorbidities and other interventions (such as pharmacological agents) interact with this surgery is vital.