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Propensity case-matched analysis of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with atheromatous aortic disease.

Authors
  • Sharony, Ram
  • Grossi, Eugene A
  • Saunders, Paul C
  • Galloway, Aubrey C
  • Applebaum, Robert
  • Ribakove, Greg H
  • Culliford, Alfred T
  • Kanchuger, Marc
  • Kronzon, Itzhak
  • Colvin, Stephen B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2004
Volume
127
Issue
2
Pages
406–413
Identifiers
PMID: 14762348
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Patients with severe atherosclerotic aortic disease who undergo off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting have a significantly lower prevalence of hospital mortality, perioperative stroke, and overall complications than matched patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass. Routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography identifies severe atheromatous aortic disease and directs the choice of surgical technique.

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