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Jeremy R Leonard, Mohamed Rahouma, Ahmed A Abouarab, Alexandra N Schwann, Gaetano Scuderi, Christopher Lau, T Sloane Guy, Michelle Demetres, John D Puskas, David P Taggart, Leonard N Girardi, Mario Gaudino
BACKGROUND: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) has emerged as an alternative to other minimally invasive techniques. However, limited TECAB results are available to date. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine the existing literature to give an objective estimate of the outcomes of TECAB using a meta-analytical approach. METHODS: A comprehensive online review was performed in Ovid MEDLINE®, Ovid EMBASE and The Cochrane Library from 2000 to July 2017...
June 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Daniel S Florisson, Joshua A DeBono, Reece A Davies, Andrew E Newcomb
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was 'In patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, for single or multivessel disease, does minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) or off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) provide the superior outcome including a reduction in morbidity and mortality?'. A total of 187 papers were found using the reported search, of which 12 represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question...
March 22, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Benedikt Mayr, Christian Firschke, Magdalena Erlebach, Sabine Bleiziffer, Markus Krane, Michael Joner, Ulf Herold, Christian Nöbauer, Rüdiger Lange, Marcus-André Deutsch
OBJECTIVES: Simultaneous surgical off-pump coronary revascularization and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as a hybrid procedure may be a therapeutic option for patients with a TAVI indication who are not suitable for percutaneous coronary intervention and for patients who have an indication for combined surgical aortic valve implantation and coronary artery bypass grafting but present with a porcelain aorta. Early outcomes of these patients are analysed in this study. METHODS: From February 2011 to April 2017, hybrid TAVI/off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) was performed in 12 (60%) patients, hybrid TAVI/minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass in 6 (30%) patients and staged TAVI/OPCAB in 2 (10%) patients...
February 26, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Dong Hyun Seo, Jun Sung Kim, Kay-Hyun Park, Cheong Lim, Su Ryeun Chung, Dong Jung Kim
Background: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) has the advantage of allowing arterial grafting on the left anterior descending artery without a sternotomy incision. We present our single-center clinical experience of 66 consecutive patients. Methods: All patients underwent MIDCAB through a left anterior small thoracotomy between August 2007 and July 2015. Preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative and follow-up data-including major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (MACCE), graft patency, and the need for re-intervention-were collected...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Joanna Foik, Anna Brzęk, Marek J Gierlotka, Michał O Zembala, Mariusz Gąsior, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION    Rehabilitation after coronary revascularization procedures is an intrinsic part of treatment during the in‑hospital period. OBJECTIVES    We aimed to compare the course and effects of rehabilitation in patients receiving hybrid treatment (minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass / percutaneous coronary intervention) or classic treatment (coronary artery bypass grafting / off‑pump coronary artery bypass) during hospitalization. PATIENTS AND METHODS    The study included 200 patients participating in a prospective randomized clinical trial (POLMIDES) that assessed the effect of hybrid treatment on in‑hospital outcomes and long‑term results in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease...
February 28, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
Ali İhsan Tekin, Ümit Arslan
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of isolated left anterior descending coronary artery disease can be performed with either minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass via a left anterior thoracotomy (MIDCAB) or off-pump coronary artery bypass via a median sternotomy (OPCAB). AIM: To compare the perioperative outcomes of patients undergoing MIDCAB or OPCAB surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients who underwent either MIDCAB or OPCAB for isolated left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery disease between October 2013 and December 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
September 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Przemysław Trzeciak, Wojtek Karolak, Mariusz Gąsior, Marian Zembala
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data concerning the clinical characteristics, management, and outcomes of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in patients ≤ 45 years old. AIM: We aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, and in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients ≤ 45 years and > 45 years old, who underwent isolated CABG. METHODS: We identified consecutive patients who had isolated CABG in the Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantology in the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze between January 2006 and December 2011 and were enrolled in the Polish National Registry of Cardiac Surgery Procedures (KROK registry)...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
Markus Kofler, Thomas Schachner, Sebastian J Reinstadler, Lukas Stastny, Julia Dumfarth, Dominik Wiedemann, Gudrun Feuchtner, Guy Friedrich, Johannes Bonatti, Nikolaos Bonaros
OBJECTIVE: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting through minithoracotomy are currently the two minimally invasive surgical techniques of left ventricular anterior wall revascularization. We aimed to compare both techniques in terms of perioperative and mid-term results. METHODS: Arrested heart TECAB was carried out in 204 patients with a median (range) age of 60 (53-76) years and a median (range) EuroSCORE I of 2 (0-3)...
May 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Ming Yang, Lian-Bo Xiao, Zhi-Sheng Gao, Ji-Wu Zhou
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a common procedure to circumvent the obstruction of coronary arteries when stents are unsuitable. CABG is a very traumatic surgery that requires redirecting blood flow to an external pump. Thus, this procedure has many risks during and after surgery, and minimizing these risks would greatly benefit the patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS We selected 126 patients with coronary artery syndrome and who were unsuitable for stent percutaneous coronary intervention...
March 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Apostolos Roubelakis, Filip Casselman, Johan van der Merwe, Bernard Stockman, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
Objectives: Robotic-enhanced minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (RE-MIDCAB) is based on the use of a robotic console and instrumentation for the dissection of the left internal thoracic artery (LITA). The LITA to left anterior descending (LAD) artery anastomosis is subsequently constructed through a mini thoracotomy. The purpose of this study is to present our experience of RE-MIDCAB outcomes in elderly patients. Methods: From 2002 until 2015, 44 octogenarians (the mean age of 82...
March 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Christopher Cao, Praveen Indraratna, Mathew Doyle, David H Tian, Kevin Liou, Stine Munkholm-Larsen, Ciska Uys, Sohaib Virk
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) has been performed over the past decade. Despite encouraging results from selected centres, there is a paucity of robust clinical data to establish its clinical safety and efficacy. The present systematic review aimed to identify all relevant clinical data on robotic CABG. The primary endpoint was perioperative mortality, and secondary endpoints included perioperative morbidities, anastomotic complications, and long-term survival...
November 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mehmet Ezelsoy, Kerem Oral, Baris Caynak, Zehra Bayramoglu, Belhhan Akpinar
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive bypass grafting is a promising surgical treatment in proximal LAD stenosis procedures. The main goal of this study was to make comparisons between robotically assisted minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery and conventional surgery in isolated proximal LAD lesions in terms of pain and quality of life improvement. METHODS: The study contains patients with proximal LAD lesions who were treated with robotically assisted minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery and conventional bypass surgery between June 2005 and November 2012...
August 19, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
Gudrun Dieberg, Neil A Smart, Nicola King
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive (MI) cardiac surgery was introduced to reduce problems associated with a full sternotomy. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the effects of minimally invasive cardiac surgery on a range of clinical outcomes. METHODS: To identify potential studies (randomised/prospective clinical trials) systematic searches were carried out. The search strategy included the concepts of "minimally invasive" OR "MIDCAB" AND "coronary artery bypass grafting" OR "cardiac surgery"...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Masato Yoshida
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June 20, 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Xiao-Wen Wang, Can Qu, Chun Huang, Xiao-Yong Xiang, Zhi-Qian Lu
BACKGROUND: The clinical outcomes for left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery lesion between minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are still controversial. The objective was to compare safety and efficacy between MIDCAB and PCI for LAD. METHODS: Electronic databases and article references were systematically searched to access relevant studies. End points included mortality, myocardial infarction, target vessel revascularization (TVR), major adverse coronary events (MACE), angina recurrence, and stroke...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Przemyslaw Trzeciak, Marian Zembala, Piotr Desperak, Wojtek Karolak, Michal Zembala, Mariusz Gasior
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is rarely performed in very young patients. The purpose of our study is to compare the characteristics, treatments, in-hospital, and long-term outcomes of two groups of patients less than 40 years of age who had CABG in two successive decades: 1990-2000 and 2001-2011. METHODS: We identified 145 consecutive patients who underwent primary isolated CABG. Group 1 consisted of 78 patients operated between 1990-2000 and group 2 consisted of 67 patients operated between 2001-2011...
June 24, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
Grischa Hoffmann, Christine Friedrich, Moritz Barrabas, Rainer Petzina, Assad Haneya, Bernd Panholzer, Rouven Berndt, Jochen Cremer
OBJECTIVES: Demographic changes lead to a rising incidence of octogenarians undergoing surgical revascularization of coronary artery disease. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) represents a surgical treatment with reduced trauma and without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this study was to evaluate short- and long-term outcomes after MIDCAB in octogenarians. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2012, 1060 patients underwent MIDCAB at our department...
September 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Francesco Massi, Mario Manca, Mirko Muretti, Michele Portoghese
Pectus excavatum can be associated with coronary artery diseases that can become difficult to manage in urgent situations. We describe the use of an off-pump minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) through the fourth intercostal space incision in a patient with pectus excavatum and acute coronary syndrome who previously underwent a cosmetic prosthesis implantation. The patient refused any surgical procedure that could compromise the integrity of his cosmetic prosthesis and a left mini-thoracotomy was a good option to avoid the removal of the prosthesis...
August 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Wenhui Gong, Junfeng Cai, Zhe Wang, Anqing Chen, Xiaofeng Ye, Haiqing Li, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafts (RACAB) utilizing the da Vinci surgical system are increasingly used and allow the surgeon to conveniently harvest internal mammary arteries (IMAs). The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of off-pump RACAB and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) in the short and medium term. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 132 patients with single- or multiple-vessel coronary artery disease who underwent minimally invasive off-pump CABG (OPCAB) between May 2009 and May 2014...
March 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Yunpeng Ling, Liming Bao, Wei Yang, Yu Chen, Qing Gao
BACKGROUND: Performing minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting via small chest incisions on a beating heart is challenging. We report our experiences of MIDCAB with the utilization of both an improved rib spreader to harvest the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) and a new-shaped cardiac stabilizer to facilitate LIMA-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary anastomosis. METHODS: Between May 2012 and June 2104, a total of 200 patients who were consecutively operated on in this period were enrolled in this study...
2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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