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


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Emrecan B. , Ozdemir A. C.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/wiitm.2011.30945
  • Title of Journal : VIDEOSURGERY AND OTHER MINIINVASIVE TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.74-79

Abstract

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.