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A comparison of hybrid coronary revascularization and off-pump coronary revascularization

Evaluation of: Bachinsky WB, Abdelsalam M, Boga G, Kiljanek L, Mumtaz M, McCarty C. Comparative study of same sitting hybrid coronary artery revascularization versus off-pump coronary artery bypass in multivessel coronary artery disease. J. Interv. Cardiol. 25(5), 460–468 (2012). Minimally invasive approaches to treat vascular disease have been accruing significant popularity over the last several decades. Due to progressive advances in technology, a variety of techniques are being now utilized in the field of cardiovascular surgery. The objectives of minimally invasive techniques are to curtail operative trauma and minimize perioperative morbidity without decreasing the quality of the treatment. The standard surgical approach for the treatment of coronary artery disease has traditionally been coronary artery bypass grafting surgery via median sternotomy. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery offers a less invasive alternative and enables coronary revascularization to be performed without cardi...

Authors:   Ramanan Umakanthan; Marzia Leacche; Anna H Gallion; John G Byrne
Journal:   Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Year:   2013
DOI:   10.1586/erc.13.19
Publication date:   09-Apr-2013
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