Economic outcome of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Ascione1999EconomicOO,
  title={Economic outcome of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Raimondo Ascione and Caroline T Lloyd and Malcolm John Underwood and Attilio A. Lotto and Antonios A. Pitsis and Gianni Angelini},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={2237-42}
}
BACKGROUND Emphasis on cost containment in coronary artery bypass surgery is becoming increasingly important in modern hospital management. The revival of interest in off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass surgery may influence the economic outcome. This study examines these effects. METHODS Two hundred patients undergoing first-time coronary artery bypass surgery were prospectively randomized to either conventional cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest or off-pump surgery… CONTINUE READING

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