Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Michael E. Halkos, John D. Puskas

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Cardiac surgeons have made signi cant strides in developing less-invasive operations over the past 20 years. An explosion in new technology has facilitated these advancements and allowed surgeons to perform coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, valve surgery, ablation for atrial brillation procedures, and even proximal aortic operations without median sternotomy, which has been the traditional approach for access to the heart. Collaboration between cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons has led to novel minimally invasive approaches, which take advantage of catheter-based technology combined with surgical techniques, which can yield excellent results for patients with heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances and Techniques
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781444137576
ISBN (Print)9781444137569
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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