Off-pump versus on-pump coronary surgery: final results from a prospective randomized study PRAGUE-4.

@article{Straka2004OffpumpVO,
  title={Off-pump versus on-pump coronary surgery: final results from a prospective randomized study PRAGUE-4.},
  author={Zbyněk Straka and Petr Widimsk{\'y} and Karel Jirasek and Petr Stros and Jan Votava and Tom{\'a}s Vanek and Petr Brů{\vc}ek and M. Koles{\'a}r and Rudolf Spacek},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={789-93}
}
BACKGROUND Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery is becoming increasingly popular despite the lack of sufficient evidence from randomized trials. The aim of our prospective, randomized, single-center study was to examine the role of off-pump revascularization among nonselected patients. METHODS A total of 400 consecutive nonselected patients (mean age 63 years) scheduled for isolated coronary revascularization were randomized by a cardiologist into two groups: A (on-pump) and B (off-pump… CONTINUE READING

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