Tag: off-pump

Cardiology view of off pump CABG

C Hamm (Bad Nauheim, Germany) gives a brief assessment of off pump surgery from a cardiologist’s viewpoint.

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Off pump CABG discussion

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) leads an audience discussion on the merits of off-pump coronary bypass surgery.

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Off pump CABG – against

J Pepper (London, UK) presents evidence against the use of off-pump coronary bypass surgery.

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Off pump CABG – in favour

M S Uva (Lisbon, Portugal) argues in favour of off-pump coronary bypass surgery, reviewing the evidence from randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses.

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Measuring graft flow

G Di Giammarco (Chieti, Italy) describes his experience in graft flow measurement to improve patency outcomes.

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Off pump CABG should be abandoned

J Sabik (Cleveland, USA), as part of a debate, argues that off-pump CABG should be abandoned as our default procedure. He reviews results from the major trials as well as metaanalyses to support his view.

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Off-pump CABG anaesthetic viewpoint

C Palin (Oxford, UK), a cardiac anaesthetist, explains his view on how practice has become so polarised. This is followed by a panel and audience debate.

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Off pump CABG is here to stay

M Lemma (Milan, Italy) puts forward the argument in favour of off-pump coronary bypass surgery.

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Ultrasound to reduce CVA in off pump CABG

C Royse (Melbourne, Australia) explains why he believes that the key to reducing risk of stroke is aortic assessment.

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Off-pump CABG data to inform practicing surgeons

D Taggart (Oxford, UK) undertakes a detailed exploration of the evidence for and against off-pump CABG.

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Off-pump CABG database evidence

B Bridgewater (Manchester, UK) presents provisional analysis of off-pump vs on-pump CABG from the SCTS database.

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Surgical practice polarisation

A Wechsler (Philadelphia, USA) explores some of the reasons for polarisation of surgical opinion, including intuition and the retention of biases.

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Off-pump CABG future

D Glineur (Brussels, Belgium) discusses the off-pump CABG trials and argues for the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries as a composite Y-graft.

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Off-pump CABG surgical viewpoint

G Angelini (Bristol, UK) talks about surgical attitudes to evidence-based medicine, professional competition and lack of innovation.

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