Surgical pitfalls of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass procedure from the viewpoint of a surgeon in the learning curve

Creative Commons License

Emrecan B., Ozdemir A. C.

VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES, vol.8, no.1, pp.74-79, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Introduction: Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) offers arterial revascularization of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery especially in lesions unsuitable for percutaneous coronary interventions. By avoidance of sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass its invasiveness is less than that of conventional bypass surgery.