Pediatric coronary artery surgery. A new area in cardiac surgery?

Conclusion: Pediatric coronary artery surgery technique is now established as the standard safety surgical choice, as a new area in cardiac surgery. Congenital heart surgeons after proper training are able to use coronary transfer and bypass surgery safely even in premature babies. Orv Hetil. 2019; 160(49): 1935-1940. PMID: 31786939 [PubMed - in process]
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