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Minimally Invasive CABG

April 24, 2024
This commentary succinctly reviews the 2021 coronary revascularization and the 2023 chronic coronary disease guidelines with relation to use of PCI and CABG in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and ejection fraction (EF) less than or equal to 35 percent, and reviews findings from Alzahrani et al.
April 3, 2024
This article investigates long term survival of total arterial coronary artery bypass grafting comparatively in a male versus female population.
March 15, 2024
These videos demonstrate how to position the heart in total arterial anaortic off-pump CABG without touching the ascending aorta to minimize the risk of stroke, as well as the surgeon’s technique for radial artery to LIMA T graft formation.
March 14, 2024
This commentary refers to “PCI or CABG for left main coronary artery disease: the SWEDEHEART registry,” by J. Persson et al.
February 29, 2024
The impact of the surgeon’s experience on outcomes following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is widely known. However, there is a lack of safe and effective strategies for OPCAB training.
February 1, 2024
 In findings presented at the STS annual meeting, the ten-year data showed the survival benefit of multi- over single-arterial grafting in all but patients who are severely obese. The study used data from the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to look at patients who underwent isolated CABG over a ten-year period.
December 14, 2023
The ISCHEMIA trial has caused heated discussion in the cardiovascular field, with its results being used to downgrade coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) recommendations in recent guidelines. The authors of this paper performed a detailed re-analysis of the ISCHEMIA trial and critically examined its findings.
December 7, 2023
In this study, the authors performed a propensity matched analysis of hospital costs for robotic-assisted CABG vs. conventional CABG. 1,173 patients were included in the analysis from 2018 until 2021. Decision regarding intervention modality was decided by the treating surgeon.
October 26, 2023
The authors performed a systematic review of the evidence supporting the use of different conduits for CABG. Their overall conclusion was that coronary artery bypass grafting strategy must be individualized. The radial artery (RA) graft has better patency rates and fewer adverse cardiac events compared with saphenous vein graft (SVG).
July 27, 2023
Alberta’s first minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) surgery was performed at one of the few sites in Canada offering the procedure. The procedure is less invasive than traditional bypass surgery and provides patients with a faster recovery time.