Short-term complications and resource utilization in matched subjects after on-pump or off-pump primary isolated coronary artery bypass.

BACKGROUND Studies suggest that patients who undergo off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) have fewer short-term complications and use fewer inpatient resources than do patients who undergo standard coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with extracorporeal circulation. However, dissimilarity between groups in risk factors for complications has… (More)