Forty patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and cardiac failure due to coronary artery disease have undergone direct coronary arterial revascularization with a hospital mortality of 15% and late mortality of 7%. Of the 31 survivors, 80% have had good or excellent clinical results with significant improvement in left ventricular function.
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