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What is the long-term survival rate after bypass surgery?

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The long-term survival rate of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery declines greatly after the 10-year mark and vary between men and women, according to data provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. One study indicates the mortality rate among men to be significantly lower than that of women.

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In the study of men and women ranging from 35 to 64 years of age that underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, 23 percent of the 1,158 men had died at the 12-year mark after the operation; slightly above the expected 20 percent mortality rate among non-surgical patients of the same demographics.

Of the 215 women that underwent the same procedure, the mortality rate after 12 years was roughly twice the expected mortality rate of the corresponding background population, explains the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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