Does multivessel, off-pump coronary artery bypass reduce postoperative morbidity?

  title={Does multivessel, off-pump coronary artery bypass reduce postoperative morbidity?},
  author={Vibhu R Kshettry and Thomas F Flavin and Robert W. Emery and Demetre M. Nicoloff and Kit V Arom and Rebecca J Petersen},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={1725-30; discussion 1730-1}
BACKGROUND Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) is an emerging procedure. It is assumed that elimination of cardiopulmonary bypass for coronary artery bypass grafting has the potential for reducing postoperative morbidity. This review evaluates the safety and impact of multivessel OPCABG as compared to CABG. METHODS A retrospective review of 744 patients undergoing multivessel coronary artery bypass between January 1, 1997, and March 31, 1999, was done. The total population was divided… CONTINUE READING
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