Seven-year follow-up after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass: experience with more than 1300 patients.

@article{Holzhey2007SevenyearFA,
  title={Seven-year follow-up after minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass: experience with more than 1300 patients.},
  author={David Holzhey and Stephan Jacobs and Michael Mochalski and T Walther and Holger Thiele and Friedrich W. Mohr and Volkmar Falk},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={83 1},
  pages={108-14}
}
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) for revascularization of the left anterior descending artery has become a routine operation. Here we present the experience after more than 1300 MIDCAB procedures with up to 7 years of follow-up. METHODS All patients undergoing standard MIDCAB between 1996 and 2004 were included. Long-term follow-up information about health status, major cardiac and cerebral adverse events, and freedom of angina was collected annually by a… CONTINUE READING

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