Minimally Invasive Total Arterial Multivessel CABG – Is this the Game Changer ?
Pradeep Nambiar , FRCSC –Canada (Cardiac Surgery) ,Moolchand Medcity ,Delhi
CABG with full sternotomy and the usage of a single internal thoracic artery and saphenous veins have been the standard for coronary revascularization. In an effort to improve CABG outcomes and to reduce surgical trauma minimally invasive approaches to coronary revascularization utilizing bilateral internal thoracic arteries through a mini thoracotomy have been developed. Our aim was to study the safety, outcomes and durability of this technique of minimal access CABG and look at the feasibility of doing away with median sternotomy.