Off-pump coronary artery bypass with complete avoidance of aortic manipulation.

@article{Kim2002OffpumpCA,
  title={Off-pump coronary artery bypass with complete avoidance of aortic manipulation.},
  author={Ki Bong Kim and Chang Hyun Kang and Woo-Ik Chang and Cheong Hwan Lim and Jin Hee Kim and Byung Moon Ham and Yong Lak Kim},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={
          S1377-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with complete avoidance of aortic manipulation may further reduce perioperative morbidity in addition to the benefits achieved by avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegic arrest. METHODS We prospectively analyzed 222 consecutive patients with multivessel disease who underwent OPCAB without aortic manipulation (group I), and compared them with 123 consecutive patients who underwent OPCAB using additional free arterial or saphenous vein… CONTINUE READING

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