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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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...