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Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery With Bilateral Internal Thoracic Arteries: the Leipzig Experience

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Source Name: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Piroze M. Davierwala, Sergey Leontyev, Jens Garbade, Sven Lehmann, David Holzhey, Martin Misfeld, Michael A. Borger

This institutional series from Leipzig Heart Centre presents results from 15 years of bilateral internal thoracic artery usage in off-pump CABG (OPCABG). Survival analysis as well as detailed postoperative outcomes are presented to demonstrate that OPCABG with bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is a safe operation with low mortality and morbidity.

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