Comparison of off-pump and conventional coronary endarterectomy.

  title={Comparison of off-pump and conventional coronary endarterectomy.},
  author={Erdinç Naseri and Meral Sevinç and M Kamuran Erk},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  volume={6 4},
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the early and midterm results of off-pump coronary endarterectomy (OPCE) with those of conventional coronary endarterectomy (CCE) performed with cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS From April 1, 1999, until March 1, 2001, 332 patients underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting at our institution. From this total, 44 (13%) of the patients underwent supplementary OPCE (group 1). The results were compared with those for a group of age-, sex-, and… CONTINUE READING


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