Since the advent of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, a blower/mister has been routinely used in cardiac operation theatres. In our setup, in an attempt to reduce the cost of coronary artery bypass grafting by performing off-pump coronary artery bypass, reusable materials have been routinely used.
Aortoiliac disease often coexists with coronary artery disease. It is not uncommon to subject a patient to two separate interventions. We report two cases in which in simultaneous off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting was done with an ascending aortobifemoral bypass graft through the ventral abdominal route without any additional morbidity. Combining a… (More)