Minimally invasive port-access coronary artery bypass grafting.

H. Shin, R. Yozu, T. Maehara, T. Matayoshi, I. Kashima, Y. Iino, T. Yamada, J. Takeda, S. Kawada

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The Port-Access endovascular cardiopulmonary bypass system (Heartport, Inc., Redwood City, CA, USA), a recent technological innovation in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, was conducted successfully in coronary artery bypass grafting on a 69-year-old woman. The left internal thoracic artery was harvested through a limited left anterior thoracotomy and anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery on a protected and arrested heart. Intraoperative coronary angiography confirmed good graft patency. The patient was discharged from the hospital in good condition 7 days after the operation. This was the first successful minimally invasive Port-Access coronary artery bypass grafting in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Gastroenterology


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