Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1005
Print ISSN : 1341-1098
Review Article
Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Revisited: Experience and Evidence from Japan
Hitoshi YakuKiyoshi DoiKazunari Okawa
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2013 Volume 19 Issue 2 Pages 83-94

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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is performed in about 65% of patients who require surgical coronary revascularization, and has become the standard procedure in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in Japan. As a background of the high rate of OPCAB, many clinical and experimental studies have been performed and reported in Japan. In this review, several factors associated with OPCAB are discussed based on relevant and important clinical studies published in Japan in the English language.

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