Hybrid coronary revascularization in the era of drug-eluting stents.

  title={Hybrid coronary revascularization in the era of drug-eluting stents.},
  author={Gavin J Murphy and Alan J. Bryan and Gianni Angelini},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={78 5},
Left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending coronary artery bypass grafting integrated with percutaneous coronary angioplasty (hybrid procedure) offers multivessel revascularization with minimal morbidity in high-risk patients. This is caused in part by the avoidance of cardiopulmonary bypass-related morbidity and manipulation of the aorta coupled with minimally invasive techniques. Hybrid revascularization is currently reserved for particularly high-risk patients or those with… CONTINUE READING
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