Coronary reoperation with and without cardiopulmonary bypass

  title={Coronary reoperation with and without cardiopulmonary bypass},
  author={Sems Malte Tugtekin and Konstantin Alexiou and Utz W Kappert and Heike Esche and Dominik Joskowiak and Michael Knaut and Klaus Matschke},
  journal={Clinical Research in Cardiology},
Redo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still associated with increased morbidity and mortality compared to primary operation. Myocardial protection is one of the key issues in redo on pump CABG and is still a matter of debate. Off pump redo CABG seems to be an attractive alternative as native coronary blood flow remains and cross clamping of the aorta is avoided. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare the outcome of redo CABG with and without CPB. From 1/1998 to 5/2004 redo… CONTINUE READING
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