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"Hybrid" revascularization: video-thoracoscopy assisted MIDCAB combined with angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11231661     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A "hybrid" revascularization technique has been developed for cases in which a chronic total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) cannot be recanalized by percutaneous coronary intervention, but the lesions in the right coronary artery and/or left circumflex artery are very good candidates for angioplasty. This technique, which uses video-thoracoscopy assisted minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass to recanalize the occluded LAD and angioplasty to dilate favorable lesions in other vessels, would achieve complete revascularization in selected patients with multi-vessel disease. In this preliminary study of four patients, angioplasty and stenting were successful in all patients without any complications; complete revascularization was achieved in all 4 patients. No recurrence of angina and no cardiovascular events developed during follow-up; this study therefore supports the belief that the "hybrid" revascularization technique is both feasible and safe.
R Gao; S Hu; Z Zheng; Y Yang; S Qiao; X Qin; M Yao; H Liu; J Chen; B Xu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-20     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  257-9; discussion 266-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Services, Peking Union Medical College, 167 Bei Lishi Road, Beijing 100037, China.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / surgery,  therapy*
Middle Aged
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