In-hospital outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass procedures: a multicenter experience.

@article{Hernndez2001InhospitalOO,
  title={In-hospital outcomes of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass procedures: a multicenter experience.},
  author={Felix A Hern{\'a}ndez and William E. Cohn and Yvon R Baribeau and J F Tryzelaar and David C. Charlesworth and Robert A. Clough and John D Klemperer and Jeremy R. Morton and Benjamin M. Westbrook and Elaine M. Olmstead and Gerald T O'connor},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1528-33; discussion 1533-4}
}
BACKGROUND Concern about the possible adverse effects of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) pump and advances in retractors and operative techniques to access all coronary segments have resulted in increased interest in off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) procedures. Four of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group centers initiated OPCAB programs in 1998. We compared the preoperative risk profiles and in-hospital outcomes of patients done off-pump with those done by… CONTINUE READING

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