OPCAB versus early mortality and morbidity: an issue between clinical relevance and statistical significance.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of OPCAB on major postoperative events in a large consecutive cohort of patients, covering the complete spectrum of risk. METHODS A consecutive series of 3333 CABG patients operated in a single institution (Jan/97-Jan/03) is analyzed after a complete (98%) midterm reengineering towards off-pump surgery (Oct/99). Patients… (More)

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@article{Sergeant2004OPCABVE, title={OPCAB versus early mortality and morbidity: an issue between clinical relevance and statistical significance.}, author={Paul Sergeant and Patrick Wouters and Bart Meyns and Christophe Bert and Jan Van Hemelrijck and Chris Bogaerts and Gregory Sergeant and Koen Slabbaert}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2004}, volume={25 5}, pages={779-85} }