Vascular endothelial growth factor release following coronary artery bypass surgery: extracorporeal circulation versus 'beating heart' surgery

P Burton
2000 European Heart Journal  
Conclusions These data demonstrate myocardial ischaemia secondary to CPB-CABG and OP-CABG to be a potent stimulator of vascular endothelial growth factor production, which may have implications for graft endothelialization and cardiovascular haemodynamics postoperatively.
doi:10.1053/euhj.2000.2177 pmid:11032698 fatcat:oaevpvoj7vdsvk7cuppa75ovwe