Cognitive outcomes in elderly high-risk patients after off-pump versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: a randomized trial.

@article{Jensen2006CognitiveOI,
  title={Cognitive outcomes in elderly high-risk patients after off-pump versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: a randomized trial.},
  author={Birte Ostergaard Jensen and P. H. Hughes and L S Rasmussen and Preben Ulrich Pedersen and Daniel Andreas Steinbr{\"u}chel},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 24},
  pages={2790-5}
}
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the risk of cerebral dysfunction is less with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) than with conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CCAB). However, evidence for this statement is preliminary, and additional insight is needed. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was a substudy of the randomized Best Bypass Surgery trial that compared OPCAB with CCAB treatment with respect to intraoperative and postoperative mortality and morbidity in patients… CONTINUE READING
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