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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, in-hospital and long-term outcomes of patients ≤45 years and >45 years who underwent isolated CABG. METHODS: We identified consecutive patients who had isolated CABG in Department of Cardiac Surgery and Transplantology in Silesian Center 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)...
May 29, 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
Lufeng Zhang, Zhongqi Cui, Zhiming Song, Hang Yang, Yuanhao Fu, Yichen Gong, Yunpeng Ling
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting is performed via small, left anterolateral thoracotomy. The left internal mammary artery was grafted to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery in 300 consecutive patients. AIM: In-hospital results were evaluated and compared with the conventional, off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-three (54.33%) of 300 patients underwent staged hybrid coronary revascularization, 93 (31%) were treated for a single LAD lesion, and 44 (14...
January 2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Ming Yang, Changqing Gao, Shuai Liu, Yang Wu, Cangsong Xiao, Rong Wang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short-term outcomes of staged hybrid coronary revascularization performed using robotic-assisted off-pump coronary bypass grafting followed by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in a non-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery lesion. METHODS: From January, 2007 to May, 2013, 35 patients (32 male and 3 female patients, mean age 56.7 ± 9.6 years) underwent staged hybrid coronary revascularization. Ten patients had double-vessel and 25 patients had triple-vessel coronary diseases, and the lesions involved an average of 2...
August 2015: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Shahzad G Raja, Umberto Benedetto, Eman Alkizwini, Sapna Gupta, Mohamed Amrani
OBJECTIVE: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) has been proposed as an attractive alternative to full sternotomy (FS) revascularization in isolated left anterior descending (LAD) artery disease not suitable for percutaneous coronary intervention. However, surgeons are still reluctant to perform MIDCAB owing to concerns about early and late outcomes. We aimed to compare short- and long-term outcomes after MIDCAB versus FS revascularization. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from institutional database were reviewed...
May 2015: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Norihiko Ishikawa, Go Watanabe
Recognition of the significant advantages of minimizing surgical trauma has resulted in the development of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Endoscopic surgery offers patients the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, and surgical robots have enhanced the ability and precision of surgeons. Consequently, technological advances have facilitated totally endoscopic robotic cardiac surgery, which has allowed surgeons to operate endoscopically rather than through a median sternotomy during cardiac surgery...
2015: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hirofumi Nakagawa, Akihiro Nabuchi, Hirohito Terada, Susumu Hiranuma, Takuya Miyazaki, Hiroshi Okuyama, Masahiro Endo
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has been widely performed for coronary artery disease. Therefore, cases requiring reoperative CABG are increasing. We performed a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) procedure on four patients, as reoperative CABG surgery for the right coronary artery (RCA), employing the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA). The target sites were the distal RCA in two patients and the posterior descending (PD) branch in the other two. Complete revascularization was accomplished in all patients without sternotomy, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), or blood transfusion...
2015: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Stephan Blazek, Cornelius Rossbach, Michael A Borger, Georg Fuernau, Steffen Desch, Ingo Eitel, Thomas Stiermaier, Philipp Lurz, David Holzhey, Gerhard Schuler, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Holger Thiele
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this analysis was to assess the 7-year long-term safety and effectiveness of a randomized comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) versus minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery for the treatment of isolated proximal left anterior descending lesions. BACKGROUND: Long-term follow-up data comparing PCI by SES and MIDCAB surgery for isolated proximal left anterior descending lesions are sparse...
January 2015: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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