Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in elderly and high-risk patients: a review

Edward A. Cooper, J. James B Edelman*, Michael K. Wilson, Paul G. Bannon, Michael P. Vallely

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Elderly and high-risk patients are increasingly being considered for myocardial revascularisation. Most trials comparing the various options for revascularisation exclude elderly and 'high-risk' patients. We have reviewed the options for myocardial revascularisation for elderly patients, and for patients with a number of common 'high-risk' co-morbidities - diabetes mellitus, renal insufficiency, poor left ventricular ejection fraction, peripheral vascular disease, left main coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - with a focus on coronary artery bypass grafting without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass and aortic manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-703
Number of pages10
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Comorbidity
  • Coronary artery bypass, Off-pump
  • High-risk patients


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