Published in Medicine and Law Weekly, December 30th, 2005
Study 1: On-pump coronary artery bypass is associated with poor endothelial progenitor cell function compared to off-pump surgery.
"Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting may result in fewer myocardial and vascular complications than on-pump," cardiovascular surgeons in Canada explained.
"Although differences in aortic manipulations likely play a role, the systemic responses of endothelial progenitor cells to both types of operations have not been examined," noted M. Ruel and coauthors at the University of Ottawa. In a recent...
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