Adjunct coronary endarterectomy increases myocardial infarction and early mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis.

@article{Soylu2014AdjunctCE,
  title={Adjunct coronary endarterectomy increases myocardial infarction and early mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Erdinc Soylu and Leanne Harling and Hutan Ashrafian and Roberto P. Casula and John A. Kokotsakis and Thanos Athanasiou},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={462-73}
}
Coronary endarterectomy (CE) may provide a useful adjunct to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in patients with extensive, diffuse coronary atheroma. However, concerns regarding its morbidity and mortality have created uncertainty as to the role of CE in the current era. The aim of this study was therefore to quantitatively summarize the short- and long-term outcomes of CE. Twenty observational studies were identified by systematic literature search, incorporating 54 440 patients (7366… CONTINUE READING

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