Postoperative hyperthermia following off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Clark2005PostoperativeHF,
  title={Postoperative hyperthermia following off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Jeffrey A. Clark and Shahar Bar-Yosef and Amanda Anderson and Mark F. Newman and Kevin P Landolfo and Hilary P. Grocott},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={426-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Hyperthermia is common in the first 24 hours following coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). An inflammatory response to CPB is often implicated in the pathophysiology of this fever. Unlike CABG with CPB, the temperature pattern after off-pump CABG (OPCAB), where CPB is avoided, has not yet been described. The purpose of this study was to describe the postoperative temperature pattern following OPCAB and to compare it with that following on… CONTINUE READING