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Heart Surgery Risk App for iOS

Heart Surgery Risk is a free app in the Apple iTunes store. The information below is quoted from the iTunes app website. "Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) is a commonly performed operation used to improve symptoms of angina, prevent major heart attacks, and, in some cases, to prolong lifespan. Although the operation is relatively safe, there are potential risks of complications and death during or shortly after CABG procedures. This application is designed to give patients and their families and friends an estimate of what the chances for complications or death are for a patient who is considering CABG surgery. The calculator is based on data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database© and the Online Risk Calculator©. This adaptation of the data is meant to be... Show More


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Sally Robertson
Sally Robertson (Librarian)
7 years ago

This app for iOS devices takes a commonly performed surgery and shows the risk involved for individual patients.

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iOS devices

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