Myocardial reperfusion after coronary bypass surgery. Suture of only distal or all anastomoses with the aorta cross-clamped?


Sixty patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting were randomly allocated into two groups, each of 30 patients and similar as regards age, sex, number of coronary artery bypasses and left ventricular ejection fraction. In group A the proximal anastomoses of vein grafts were sutured after aortic declamping during partial occlusion of the… (More)