Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) have become common interventional methods to treat patients with significant coronary artery disease [1]. Both methods are successful in their aim to relieve angina and thereby to increase life expectancy. CABG, however, involves revascularisation of the myocardium in .til openheart procedure with extracorporeal circulation.

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Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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