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Khalil Fattouch, Francesco Guccione, Pietro Dioguardi, Roberta Sampognaro, Egle Corrado, Marco Caruso, Giovanni Ruvolo
OBJECTIVE: Conventional cardioplegic arrest coronary artery bypass grafting after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction is associated with high mortality and morbidity. The benefits of off-pump surgery have been suggested. This study randomly evaluated the impact of the off-pump technique on clinical results. METHODS: Between February 2002 and October 2007, 128 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction who underwent myocardial revascularization within 48 hours from the onset of symptoms were randomly assigned to 2 groups: on-pump group (66 patients/51...
March 2009: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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