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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using in situ bilateral skeletonized internal thoracic arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18340509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: All arterial off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) with in situ bilateral skeletonized internal thoracic arteries (ITAs) may become a standard procedure that would provide better long-term results without affecting early results. METHODS: Our study included 404 consecutive patients who underwent OPCAB with one or two ITAs. We compared the clinical results of 135 patients who underwent OPCAB using unilateral ITA (UITA group) to those of 269 patients using bilateral ITAs (BITA group). RESULTS: The average number of distal anastomoses was 3.07 in the UITA group and 3.47 in the BITA group (P < 0.01). Four operative mortalities occurred in the UITA group and two in the BITA group. There were no significant differences in morbidity between the two groups. CONCLUSION: OPCAB using bilateral skeletonized ITAs is technically feasible, with good early results. Arterial OPCAB using in situ bilateral skeletonized ITAs may become a standard procedure in the future.
Tomoaki Suzuki; Tohru Asai; Keiji Matsubayashi; Atsushi Kambara; Hirohisa Ikegami; Takeshi Kinoshita; Osamu Nishimura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1863-6705     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-14     Completed Date:  2008-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa, Ootsu, Shiga, 520-2192, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump / methods*
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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