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Off-Pump Coronary Endarterectomy in High-Risk Patients
The outcome of off-pump endarterectomy in patients with diffuse coronary artery disease and increased risk factors for cardiopulmonary bypass was reviewed. Thirty-eight procedures were carried out inExpand
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Off-pump coronary bypass for patients with concomitant malignancy.
BACKGROUND The effectiveness and advantages of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) for patients with concomitant malignant neoplastic disorders were analyzed. METHODS AND RESULTS The studyExpand
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Impact of clopidogrel on postoperative blood loss after non-elective coronary bypass surgery.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of clopidogrel on blood loss and blood and blood products usage following CABG. One hundred and ninety-six patients underwent urgent or emergentExpand
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Aprotinin for Patients Exposed to Clopidogrel before Off-Pump Coronary Bypass
To verify whether low-dose aprotinin reduces blood loss and blood product usage in patients with clopidogrel exposure within 5 days before off-pump coronary artery bypass, 51 patients withExpand
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Coronary by-pass for bad ventricle; adoption of "hybrid-pump" bypass
BackgroundThe outcomes of on-pump and hybrid-pump bypass surgery in patients with depressed left ventricular function (EF<30%) were analyzed.Methods109 patients with preoperative left ventricularExpand
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Off-pump CABG in diabetic patients: Does insulin dependency matter?
Background. We aimed to analyze influence of insulin dependency on short-term outcomes after OPCAB in patients with diabetes. Methods. Retrospective cohort study was planned based on chart review.Expand
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False aneurysm of the left ventricle following myocardial infarction: an unusual location.
A false aneurysm of the left ventricle that is in fact a contained rupture is rare. False aneurysms have been reported to be mostly at the posterior-basal and rarely at the apical segments of theExpand
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Inadvertent retrieval of a broken PTCA catheter from the aorta during off-pump coronary bypass.
To cut costs, many centres around the world utilise previously used, re-sterilized balloon catheters to perform coronary angioplasty. The fracture and lodging of an angioplasty device within theExpand
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Off-pump coronary bypass for advanced left ventricular dysfunction : cardiovascular topics
Background: In this study the results of off-pump bypass in patients with advanced left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and without bypassable circumflex disease were analysed retrospectively. Expand
Off-pump coronary bypass for advanced left ventricular dysfunction.
BACKGROUND In this study the results of off-pump bypass in patients with advanced left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) and without bypassable circumflex disease were analysed retrospectively. METHODSExpand
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