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Intra-operative conversion is a cause of masked mortality in off-pump coronary artery bypass: a meta-analysis.

Abstract:

Coronary artery bypass surgery can offer excellent results when performed with cardiopulmonary bypass (on pump) or without cardiopulmonary bypass (off pump). The debate as to which technique is superior remains unanswered. Intra-operative conversion from off- to on-pump coronary surgery is a relatively unexplored phenomenon, which cannot be assessed within randomised controlled trial design. We aimed to assess the effect of off-pump conversion on patient mortality. Medline, Embase, Cochrane a...

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10.1016/j.ejcts.2011.05.023

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Journal:
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume:
41
Issue:
2
Pages:
291-299
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1873-734X
ISSN:
1010-7940
URN:
uuid:10180ed5-6a3f-4f69-95ac-208b928677ff
Source identifiers:
164564
Local pid:
pubs:164564

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