Off-pump bypass surgery--experience of 250 cases.

@article{Wiklund2000OffpumpBS,
  title={Off-pump bypass surgery--experience of 250 cases.},
  author={Lars Martin Wiklund and Gunnar Brandrup-Wognsen and Mogens Bugge and G{\"o}ran R{\aa}dberg and Eva W-O Berglin},
  journal={Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          197-200
        }
}
From April 1996 to October 1998, 250 patients with a mean age of 63 years (31-86 years) underwent coronary artery bypass grafting using the off-pump technique. The prime reason for using this technique was the need to minimize the surgical trauma by avoiding extracorporeal circulation. Fifty-seven percent of the patients had 1-vessel disease, 39% had 2-vessel disease and 4% 3-vessel disease. Sternotomy was performed in 196 patients and an anterior mini-thoracotomy in 54 patients. The mean… CONTINUE READING
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