Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Record ID 32002000831
Authors' objectives:

This report aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers.

Authors' results and conclusions: The limited data indicated that perioperative effectiveness outcomes were similar for both OPCAB and CABG. However, the number of grafts performed per patient was significantly lower during OPCAB. The paucity of short- and long-term postoperative effectiveness data meant that it was impossible to assess whether OPCAB was more efficacious than CABG.
Authors' recomendations: MSAC recommends that, on the strength of evidence pertaining to off-pump coronary artery bypass with the aid of tissue stabilisers, public funding should be supported where perfusion facilities are available for reasons of patient safety.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
Organisation Name: Medical Services Advisory Committee
Contact Address: MSAC (MDP 107), GPO Box 9848, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6289 6811; Fax: +61 2 6289 8799.
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