Neurologic complications after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting with and without aortic manipulation: meta-analysis of 11,398 cases from 8 studies.

@article{Misfeld2011NeurologicCA,
  title={Neurologic complications after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting with and without aortic manipulation: meta-analysis of 11,398 cases from 8 studies.},
  author={Martin Misfeld and Russell J Brereton and Elizabeth A. Sweetman and Gordon Stuart Doig},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 2},
  pages={e11-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Neurologic complications after coronary artery bypass grafting remain a concern. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting is a surgical strategy proposed to decrease this risk. Use of an off-pump anaortic technique, which leaves the ascending aorta untouched, may result in further reductions. This systematic review of all published evidence compares neurologic complications after anaortic off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting versus that with aortic manipulation. METHODS PubMed… CONTINUE READING