Abbreviations:CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting), CI (confidence interval), HR (hazard ratio), IQR (interquartile range), NYHA (New York Heart Association), PC (Pericardiectomy), PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), PVD (peripheral vascular disease)
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Central Picture: Kaplan Meier survival curves
The addition of coronary artery bypass grafting- does not add incremental morbidity or mortality to pericardiectomy.
Our analysis shows that concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting with pericardiectomy is a safe procedure. Combining the two procedures together does not increase morbidity or mortality. Despite a more extensive procedure, patients with significant coronary artery disease should not be denied coronary artery bypass grafting concomitant with pericardiectomy.
Central picture: Survival after concomitant CABG and pericardiectomy (PC) is comparable to the isolated PC.
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