Mechanisms of early and delayed stroke after systematic off-pump coronary artery bypass.

@article{Chen2015MechanismsOE,
  title={Mechanisms of early and delayed stroke after systematic off-pump coronary artery bypass.},
  author={Jeng-Wei Chen and C S Lin and R Y Hsu},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2015},
  volume={114 10},
  pages={988-94}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Stroke is one of the most devastating complications after cardiac surgery. Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) has been reported to offer a lower risk of stroke. However, limited information was available on timing and mechanisms of stroke after OPCAB. We sought to assess the incidence, timing, and mechanisms of stroke after OPCAB. METHODS A retrospective review of 1010 patients undergoing systematic OPCAB between 2001 and 2012. Stroke was defined as any focal or global… CONTINUE READING