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Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: The long and winding road

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Early online date28 Sep 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 25 Sep 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 28 Sep 2018
DatePublished (current) - 15 Mar 2019


After more than thirty years, a hundred randomized studies and dozens of meta-analyses, there is still controversy on the results and benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. The present review summarizes the most relevant evidence, the relation of outcomes with surgeon's and institution's experience, addresses regional variations in popularity of the technique, and the need for structural training.

    Research areas

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting, Ischemic heart disease, Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

    Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research



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