The authors demonstrate their technique for total arterial myocardial revascularization using bilateral internal thoracic arteries and the right gastroepiploic artery as in-situ grafts for the treatment of three-vessel disease.
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September 7, 2021
Timing of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Influence Mortality and Readmissions
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
United in Earnest: First Pilot Sites for Increased Surgical Capacity for Rheumatic Heart Disease Announced by Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance
April 30, 2021
The "Cape Town Declaration On Access to Cardiac Surgery in the Developing World" was published in August 2018, intending to signal a commitment of the global cardiac surgery and cardiology communities to improving care for the 33 million patients affected by rheumatic heart disease.
April 23, 2021
The authors provide tips and tricks on ten most important considerations for multi-arterial grafting.
April 20, 2021
The case of minimally invasive repair of large left ventricle inferior pseudoaneurysm and concomitant CABG procedure is presented in this video.
April 9, 2021
This review nicely summarizes the recommendations for antithrombotic therapy in the setting of acute coronary syndromes. In a section relevant to cardiac surgeons, they suggest that patients who undergo CABG surgery in the setting of an acute coronary syndrome should be similarly treated with dual antiplatelet therapy.
April 6, 2021
Left ventricular outflow tract aneurysm compressed the left main coronary artery and was repaired with CABG to LAD.
March 31, 2021
A review suggests that minimally invasive coronary grafting with TCRAT technique could be routinely applied in obese patients with results that are not clinically different from non-obese patients.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering work in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
March 2, 2021
The authors present an interesting case of myocardial bridging as a cause of chest pain.