Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: The long and winding road

Piero Farina, Mario Gaudino, Gianni D. Angelini*

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After more than thirty years, a hundred randomized studies and dozens of meta-analyses, there is still controversy on the results and benefits of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. The present review summarizes the most relevant evidence, the relation of outcomes with surgeon's and institution's experience, addresses regional variations in popularity of the technique, and the need for structural training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Early online date28 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research


  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting


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  • NIHR BRC Cardiovascular

    Angelini, G. D.


    Project: Research, Parent

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