Which Is First: Left Anterior Descending Artery Anastomosis or Right Coronary Artery Anastomosis in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting?

Yakut N., Tulukoglu E., Emrecan B., Bayrak S., Yilik L., Goktogan T., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.12, no.5, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20091075
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objectives: The sequence of the distal anastomosis for revascularization in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) surgery is under debate. The hypothesis in this study was that an analysis of cardiac markers would reveal that anastomosing the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) before the right coronary artery (RCA) would decrease myocardial damage in OPCABG surgery for 2-vessel disease.