Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery

Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (OPCAB)

What is OPCAB? If conservative treatment options for coronary artery disease are unsuccessful and you continue to have chest pain or are at risk of having a heart attack, your cardiologist may refer you to a Cardiothoracic surgeon for coronary artery bypass surgery. One type of bypass surgery that may be recommended is called Off-Pump(…)

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery, also called CABG or “cabbage”, is a surgery used to treat narrowed or blocked arteries that supply blood to the heart. This is accomplished by going around or “bypassing” the blocked artery to increase the blood flow to the heart. It may be performed on an emergency basis following a(…)

Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Surgery

The MI (Minimally Invasive) prefix to cardiac procedures now extends to coronary artery surgery. There are a variety of names suggested – MICS – Minimally Invasive Coronary Surgery MICABG – Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery ThoraCAB – Thoracotomy Coronary Artery Bypass This concept started off the MIDCAB (Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass),(…)