Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in left ventricular dysfunction.

Between August 2004 and May 2006, 124 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with ejection fractions <or= 35% were randomly assigned to off-pump or conventional procedures. Preoperative characteristics were the same in both groups, except for age and degree of mitral regurgitation. Off-pump coronary artery grafting was carried out using a… CONTINUE READING