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Five-Year Outcome After Off-Pump or On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Elderly Patients

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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Source Name: Circulation


Anno Diegeler, Jochen Börgermann, Utz Kappert, Michael Hilker, Torsten Doenst, Andreas Böning, Marc Albert, Gloria Färber, David Holzhey, Lenard Conradi, Friedrich-Christian Rieß, Philippe Veeckman, Csaba Minorics, Michael Zacher, Wilko Reents

This article concludes that five-year survival and morbidity rates in patients over 75 years of age did not differ between off-pump and on-pump groups. The main determinant of poorer long term outcome was incomplete revascularization.


not surprising, the Achilles heel of off pump surgery has always been incomplete revascularization?
It can be interpreted that either you perform an off- or on-pump CABG on the elderly, there was no superiority benefit for the on-pump CABG over the off-pump anyway.

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