Does off-pump coronary surgery endanger long term survival?
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter, 2008

In this issue Ibrahim and co-authors report on technical hazards of off-pump (without heart lung machine) coronary surgery 1. Their findings are in line with meta-analyses of randomized trials which indicate that under-grafting and graft-failures are more common after off-pump than after standard operations. The risk that the objectives of coronary bypass surgery are endangered is discussed in relation to evidence based medicine. A moratorium is suggested until conclusive data are available.

surgery

mortality

adverse effects

Coronary Disease

Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic

Off-Pump

mortality

Humans

Risk Factors

Coronary Artery Bypass

Författare

Rolf Ekroth

Göteborgs universitet

Anders Odén

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Elisabeth Ståhle

Uppsala universitet

Lars Werkö

Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal

1401-7431 (ISSN) 1651-2006 (eISSN)

Vol. 42 99-101

Ämneskategorier

Kirurgi

DOI

10.1080/14017430801993198

PubMed

18365890