Comparison of graft patency between off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: an updated meta-analysis.

@article{Zhang2014ComparisonOG,
  title={Comparison of graft patency between off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: an updated meta-analysis.},
  author={Busheng Zhang and Jingxin Zhou and Haiqing Li and Zixiong Liu and Anqing Chen and Qiang Zhao},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={1335-41}
}
BACKGROUND Currently, off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (ONCAB) are 2 well-established therapeutic strategies for patients with coronary artery disease, and debate regarding which strategy provides superior graft patency is ongoing. The current study is a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared the graft patency between OPCAB and ONCAB. METHODS Data sources were PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and ISI… CONTINUE READING

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