Journal article

On-pump coronary artery surgery versus off-pump exclusive arterial coronary grafting: A matched cohort comparison

M Haase, A Sharma, A Fielitz, S Uchino, J Rocktaeschel, R Bellomo, L Doolan, G Matalanis, A Rosalion, BF Buxton, JS Raman

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass and with exclusive use of arterial grafts (arterial off-pump CABG) offers any significant short-term advantages over standard CABG with cardiopulmonary bypass. Accordingly, we performed a comparison of the short-term outcomes of arterial off-pump and standard CABG patients matched for preoperative risk and number of grafts. METHODS: We studied 90 consecutive arterial off-pump CABG patients during a 2-year period, obtained demographic and clinical features and surgical characteristics, and calculated their predicted surgical risk (EuroSCORE). Using a database of 750 contemporaneous patients treate..

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