Reply: Off-Pump Surgeons' Experience Is Paramount to Delivering High-Quality CABG Outcomes: But What Constitutes Experience? | Mitral Valve Repair Center Skip to main content

Joanna Chikwe, MD, Timothy Lee, MD, Shinobu Itagaki, MD, David H. Adams, MD, Natalia N. Egorova, PhD

In summary, even when off-pump surgery is performed by experienced off-pump surgeons averaging around 500 prior off-pump cases and performing >80% of their cases off-pump, rates of incomplete revascularization and late mortality are significantly worse with off-pump surgery compared with on-pump coronary bypass. These data support the conclusion that, for most patients without contraindications to cardiopulmonary bypass undergoing surgical revascularization, on-pump coronary bypass remains the appropriate choice.

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