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Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting for the left anterior descending coronary artery.
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PMID:  11197824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: A single surgeon conducted One hundred and twelve patients underwent minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting for the left anterior descending coronary artery 112 patients at Yamato Seiwa Hospital from September 1996 until August 1999. METHODS: All procedures were performed via left anterior short thoracotomy using a stabilizer during graft anastomosis. RESULTS: No operative deaths occurred but 3 patients died while hospitalized due to noncardiac events. Graft occlusion was seen in 3 patients early postoperatively. Other angiography graft failure such as stenosis was seen in 11 patients. Occlusive lesions of other coronary arteries occurred in 77 patients (69%) and 53 patients underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty the pre/postoperatively for those lesions. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting is seen by cardiologists as a reasonable form of revascularization in conditioned patients having left anterior descending artery lesion, and that minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting has a spectrum of candidates different from that of conventional surgical revascularization for the coronary artery.
A Nabuchi; A Kurata; K Tsukuda; H Tajima; K I Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Japanese journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official publication of the Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery = Nihon Kyōbu Geka Gakkai zasshi     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1344-4964     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-01     Completed Date:  2001-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884261     Medline TA:  Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  795-801     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart Disease Center, Yamato Seiwa Hospital, 9-8-2 Minami-Rinkan, Yamato 242-0006, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Disease / surgery,  therapy
Coronary Vessels / surgery*
Middle Aged
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive*
Vascular Patency

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