Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact upon outcomes: the veterans affairs randomized on/off bypass trial.

@article{Almassi2013ChronicOP,
  title={Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease impact upon outcomes: the veterans affairs randomized on/off bypass trial.},
  author={G Hossein Almassi and Annie Laurie W Shroyer and Joseph F. Collins and Brack G. Hattler and Muath Bishawi and Janet H. Baltz and Ramin Ebrahimi and Frederick L. Grover},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={
          1302-1309
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at inherent risk for higher rates of adverse events after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). As compared with on-pump CABG (ONCAB), it has been suggested that beating heart or off-pump CABG (OPCAB) may differentially benefit high-risk COPD patients. METHODS Intraoperative… CONTINUE READING