Pleural opening impairs respiratory system compliance and resistance in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

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AIM This study evaluated the effect of pleurotomy on respiratory system compliance and resistance in off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) using the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). METHODS Thirty-two patients were prospectively allocated into two groups: OP group (n = 16 patients with open left pleural cavity); IP group (N.=16 patients with intact… (More)

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@article{Tavolaro2010PleuralOI, title={Pleural opening impairs respiratory system compliance and resistance in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.}, author={Kelly Cristiani Tavolaro and Solange Guizilini and Douglas Willian Bolzan and Renato Bauab Dauar and {\^E}nio Buffolo and Jos{\'e} Ernesto Succi and Walter J. Gomes}, journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery}, year={2010}, volume={51 6}, pages={935-9} }