Beating heart surgery reduces mortality in the reoperative bypass patient.

@article{Dewey2002BeatingHS,
  title={Beating heart surgery reduces mortality in the reoperative bypass patient.},
  author={Todd M Dewey and M. J. Magee and Tea Acuff and Syma L. Prince and Mehrdad Herbert and James R. Edgerton and Michael J. Mack},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 Suppl 4},
  pages={S301-16}
}
BACKGROUND Reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting (redo-CABG) has an increased operative morbidity and mortality compared to patients undergoing primary revascularization. In an effort to reduce the hazards of reoperative CABG, we commenced revascularizing selected patients without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) as an alternative to conventional approaches. METHODS From January 1998 to Dec. 2000, 432 patients underwent reoperative CABG, 153 patients (35%) without the aid of CPB. Treatment… CONTINUE READING