Is the female gender an independent predictor of adverse outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting?

@article{Athanasiou2003IsTF,
  title={Is the female gender an independent predictor of adverse outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting?},
  author={Thanos Athanasiou and Sharif Al-Ruzzeh and Rex Del Stanbridge and Roberto Pasquale Casula and Brian E Glenville and Amrani Mohamed Amrani Mohamed},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={
          1153-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND The female gender is an independent predictor of adverse outcome after conventional coronary artery bypass grafting using cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of the female gender on the outcome after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of 413 consecutive patients (181 women and 232 men) who underwent OPCAB between January 1999 and May 2001. Adverse outcomes were divided into minor adverse… CONTINUE READING
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