“No-Vent” Technique of Coronary Artery Bypass

J. Edward Okies, Steven J. Phillips, Randy Crenshaw, Albert Starr

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Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting was performed in 100 patients without the use of a left ventricular vent. Distention of the left ventricle did not occur. There was 1 late death unrelated to this technique. Vents in the left heart are not required under most circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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