Improved recovery after the endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass procedure compared with sternotomy for off-pump bypass of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery: a case-matched study.

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OBJECTIVE The endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass (endo-ACAB) procedure allows single-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), avoiding sternotomy or thoracotomy. We set out to define the effect of this surgical approach on postoperative recovery, blood loss, and return to work. METHODS We performed a case-control comparison of our first 29… (More)

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@article{West2004ImprovedRA, title={Improved recovery after the endoscopic atraumatic coronary artery bypass procedure compared with sternotomy for off-pump bypass of the left internal thoracic artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery: a case-matched study.}, author={Douglas George West and Marcus D. Flather and John R. Pepper and Richard H J Trimlett and John Q. Yap and Anthony C de Souza}, journal={The heart surgery forum}, year={2004}, volume={7 6}, pages={E546-50; discussion E546-50} }