Intra-operative conversion is a cause of masked mortality in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a meta-analysis.


Coronary artery bypass surgery can offer excellent results when performed with cardiopulmonary bypass (on pump) or without cardiopulmonary bypass (off pump). The debate as to which technique is superior remains unanswered. Intra-operative conversion from off- to on-pump coronary surgery is a relatively unexplored phenomenon, which cannot be assessed within… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2011.05.023


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