Employment Status: Pre- and Postoperative Characteristics

  • H. O. Vetter
  • H. Hofmann
  • K. Glonner
  • A. Neiss
  • B. Reichart
  • W. Klinner
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Abstract

Within the last 5 years the number of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has significantly increased in Germany. Coronary bypass surgery is carried out to relieve anginal pain, to prevent myocardial infarction, and to improve functional capacity in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). Contrary to expectations, only 50%-75% of patients who recover from CABG are reported to return to work postoperatively (Oberman and Kouchoukos 1979; Gutmann et al. 1982; Boulay et al. 1982; Gohlke et al. 1982; Smith et al. 1982; Almeida et al. 1983).

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Luminal Cardiol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. O. Vetter
  • H. Hofmann
  • K. Glonner
  • A. Neiss
  • B. Reichart
  • W. Klinner

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