Clinical outcomes of low-risk patients undergoing beating-heart surgery with or without pulmonary artery catheterization.


OBJECTIVE For patients who undergo off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery, pulmonary artery catheterization (PAC) has been proposed as a useful intraoperative monitoring tool. This study was designed to determine if the choice of PAC versus central venous pressure monitoring (CVP) had any effect on outcome after OPCAB. This study compared these 2… (More)


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