BACKGROUND: Safe harvesting of the left internal thoracic artery is a difficult problem during minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass. A complete internal thoracic artery dissection through a limited approach is technically demanding and time consuming and different techniques have been proposed. METHODS AND RESULTS: Based on our experience, the different surgical approaches and technical considerations are reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: A hybrid technique using dissection under direct vision and completed by thoracoscopy is discussed and proposed as our preferred technique of internal thoracic artery harvesting.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1999|
- Coronary Artery Bypass
- Mammary Arteries
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Video Recording