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Robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass and catheter based coronary intervention in one operative session.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15919329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 56-year-old male patient underwent robotically assisted totally endoscopic left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to left anterior descending artery (LAD) grafting. After protamine administration complete heart block developed in the patient. On intraoperative angiography the LIMA to LAD graft was perfectly patent but an acute occlusion of the right coronary artery (RCA) was noted. We performed an immediate on table percutaneous coronary angioplasty and stent placement to the RCA. The heart regained sinus rhythm and the wall motion abnormalities on the back wall of the heart resolved. No clinical symptoms indicating ongoing myocardial ischemia were noted postoperatively. This case demonstrates that a hybrid procedure of robotic totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting and catheter based coronary intervention is feasible in one simultaneous session.
Johannes Bonatti; Thomas Schachner; Nikolaos Bonaros; Günther Laufer; Christian Kolbitsch; Josef Margreiter; Patrycja Jonetzko; Otmar Pachinger; Guy Friedrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-27     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2138-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
Endoscopy / methods*
Heart Catheterization / methods*
Mammary Arteries / transplantation
Middle Aged

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