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Trends in use of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting: Results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

Monday, August 18, 2014

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Faisal G. Bakaeen, A. Laurie W. Shroyer, James S. Gammie, Joseph F. Sabik, Lorraine D. Cornwell, Joseph S. Coselli, Todd K. Rosengart, Sean M. O'Brien, Amelia Wallace, David M. Shahian, Frederick L. Grover, John D. Puskas

Bakaeen and colleagues have retrospectively reviewed the use of off-pump surgery among 2137841 primary isolated CABG operations in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database. They showed that off-pump procedures peaked in 2002 with 23% of CABG operations, after which it declined to 17% in 2012. In 2012, 34% of surgeons performed no off-pump operations and 86% of surgeons performed <20 off-pump operations per year. These data are important to establish the most appropriate infrastructure and resources related to off-pump CABG operations.


Not surprised. Many of these cases are being treated by cardiologists using stents.
It is just reverse in our country. It has significantly increased to maximum during this period. We have done almost 100% CABG in off pump technique.

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