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Minimally invasive approach for coronary artery bypass surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9464594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-two patients, 33 male and 9 female, aged 35.7 to 81.6 years old (mean 62.7), were operated on for left main and/or triple vessel coronary artery disease by using minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques. A myocardial infarction had occurred in 26 patients (61.9%). The left ventricular ejection fraction ranged from 17 to 83% (52+/-22). The surgeries were performed through left parasternal minithoracotomy (8 to 12 cm in length) under femoro-femoral or aorto-atrial cardiopulmonary bypass. The myocardium was protected by blood cardioplegic solution with the aorta crossclamped. Under direct vision, average 3.8 distal anastomoses were performed in each patient, with the saphenous vein grafts and the left internal thoracic arterial graft. The aortic crossclamp time was 62 to 137 min (80+/-15). The duration of cardiopulmonary bypass was 88 to 168 min (115+/-24). The postoperative course was uneventful in all patients. Follow-up (1.0 to 5.6 months, mean 2.9) was complete in all patients and there were no late deaths or angina. Coronary angiography of ten patients showed patent grafts. Our experience demonstrates that minimally invasive cardiac surgery during cardioplegic arrest is technically feasible and can be performed in coronary artery disease safely and effectively for complete revascularization.
Y C Wu; C H Chang; P J Lin; J J Chu; F C Tsai; M W Yang; P P Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  62 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-24     Completed Date:  1998-03-24     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S111-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta / surgery
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  surgery*
Extracorporeal Circulation
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Saphenous Vein / transplantation
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive*
Thoracic Arteries / transplantation
Thoracotomy / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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