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  • Discharge β-Blocker Use and Race after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    O'Neal, Wesley T.; Efird, Jimmy T.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Griffin, William F.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2014-04)
    Introduction: The use of discharge β-blockers after cardiac surgery is associated with a long-term mortality benefit. β-Blockers have been suggested to be less effective in black cardiovascular patients compared with whites. ...
  • The Effect of Race and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Long-Term Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Anderson, Curtis A.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Kindell, Linda C.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2013-04)
    Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a known predictor of decreased long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Differences in survival by race have not been examined. Methods: ...
  • Increased Coronary Artery Disease Severity in Black Women Undergoing Coronary Bypass Surgery 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Griffin, William F.; Anderson, Ethan; Davies, Stephen W.; Landrine, Hope; O'Neal, Jason B.; Shiue, Kristin Y.; Kindell, Linda C.; Bruce Ferguson, T.; Randolph Chitwood, W.; Kypson, Alan P. (2015-02)
    Race and sex disparities are believed to play an important role in heart disease. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between race, sex, and number of diseased vessels at the time of coronary artery ...
  • Long-Term Mortality of 306,868 Patients with Multi-Vessel Coronary Artery Disease: CABG versus PCI 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Davies, Stephen W.; Kennedy, Whitney L.; Alger, Lada N.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Kypson, Alan P. (2013-08)
    Background Several randomized controlled trials (RCT) have reported no difference in long-term mortality between coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The purpose of this ...
  • Racial Differences in Survival among Hemodialysis Patients after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Bolin, Paul Jr.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Anderson, Curtis A.; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Kypson, Alan P. (2013-09)
    The aim of this study was to examine racial differences in long-term survival among hemodialysis patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). To our knowledge this has not been previously addressed in the literature. ...
  • Risk-Adjusted Survival after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Implications for Quality Improvement 

    Efird, Jimmy T.; O'Neal, Wesley T.; Davies, Stephen W.; O'Neal, Jason B.; Kindell, Linda C.; Anderson, Curtis A.; Chitwood, W. Randolph; Ferguson, T. Bruce; Kypson, Alan P. (2014-07)
    Mortality represents an important outcome measure following coronary artery bypass grafting. Shorter survival times may reflect poor surgical quality and an increased number of costly postoperative complications. Quality ...