Propensity Score Adjusted Comparison of MIDCAB Versus Full Sternotomy Left Anterior Descending Artery Revascularization.

@article{Raja2015PropensitySA,
  title={Propensity Score Adjusted Comparison of MIDCAB Versus Full Sternotomy Left Anterior Descending Artery Revascularization.},
  author={Shahzad Gull Raja and Umberto de Benedetto and Eman Alkizwini and Sapna D Gupta and Mohamed Zine-El-Abidine Amrani},
  journal={Innovations},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={174-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) has been proposed as an attractive alternative to full sternotomy (FS) revascularization in isolated left anterior descending (LAD) artery disease not suitable for percutaneous coronary intervention. However, surgeons are still reluctant to perform MIDCAB owing to concerns about early and late outcomes. We aimed to compare short- and long-term outcomes after MIDCAB versus FS revascularization. METHODS Prospectively collected… CONTINUE READING