Interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and myocardial enzyme response after coronary artery bypass grafting - a prospective randomized comparison of the conventional and three minimally invasive surgical techniques.

@article{Gulielmos2000Interleukin1IA,
  title={Interleukin-1, interleukin-6 and myocardial enzyme response after coronary artery bypass grafting - a prospective randomized comparison of the conventional and three minimally invasive surgical techniques.},
  author={Vassilios Gulielmos and Mario Menschikowski and H M Dill and Markus Eller and Stefanie Thiele and Sems Malte Tugtekin and Weikko S. Jaross and Stephan W Schueler},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={594-601}
}
OBJECTIVE In order to evaluate the traumatic effects of median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in conventional and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting, inflammatory response was studied in a prospective randomized trial in patients referred to single-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS Four surgical techniques were compared: group 1, median sternotomy with CPB in ten patients (eight male, two female; aged 59.6+/-11.0 years (mean+/-SD)); group 2, median… CONTINUE READING