Pulmonary outcomes of off-pump vs on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in a randomized trial.

@article{Staton2005PulmonaryOO,
  title={Pulmonary outcomes of off-pump vs on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in a randomized trial.},
  author={Gerald W. Staton and Willis H. Williams and Elizabeth M. Mahoney and Jeff Hu and Haitao Chu and Peggy G. Duke and John D. Puskas},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={892-901}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Comparison of pulmonary outcomes after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) vs on-pump coronary artery grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass (CABG/CPB). STUDY DESIGN We examined preoperative and postoperative respiratory compliance, fluid balance, hemodynamics, arterial blood gases, chest radiographs, spirometry, pulmonary complications, and time to extubation in a prospective trial of 200 patients randomized to OPCAB vs CABG/CPB performed by one surgeon. RESULTS One CABG… CONTINUE READING

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