MIDCAB characteristics and results: the CardioThoracic Systems (CTS) registry.

  title={MIDCAB characteristics and results: the CardioThoracic Systems (CTS) registry.},
  author={Richard Holubkov and Marco A. Zenati and J J Akin and Linda Erb and Anita P Courcoulas},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={14 Suppl 1},
OBJECTIVE The CardioThoracic Systems (CTS) registry of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) was established to examine baseline characteristics of patients undergoing this surgical procedure, document details of the procedures including grafting techniques and post-operative complication rates, and assess post-operative graft patency. METHODS A total of 508 consecutive patients who had MIDCAB using CTS instrumentation between April 1996 and March 1997 at 35 international… CONTINUE READING


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