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

Douglas West, Marcus Flather, John Pepper, Richard Trimlett, John Yap, Anthony De Souza

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E546-50; discussion E546-50
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Anastomosis, Surgical
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump
  • Coronary Vessels
  • Endoscopy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammary Arteries
  • Middle Aged
  • Recovery of Function
  • Sternum
  • Treatment Outcome

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