Reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass
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Between October 1995 and Feburary 1997, 2 men and 4 women aged 53 to 75 years (mean, 66.3) underwent reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass. Isolated reoperative circumflex or intermediate artery bypass was performed through a left thoracotomy (n=2), reoperative bypass to the left anterior descending coronary aretery was performed through a median sternotomy (n=3), and bypass to the right coronary artery was performed through an upper median laparotomy (n=1). Single coronary bypass grafting utilizing arterial grafts (left internal thoracic artery: 3, right gastroepiploic artery: 3) was performed in all cases. There were no operative deaths. All cases required neither cathecolamine nor intraaortic balloon pumping). Peri/post operative blood transfusion was necessary in only one case. Postoperative coronary angiography revealed that the 6 arterial grafts were patent. Reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass can be performed with low perioperative morbidity and mortality, easy postoperative management, satisfactory graft patency, and good symptomatic improvement.
KeywordsCardiopulmonary Bypass Internal Thoracic Artery Arterial Graft Gastroepiploic Artery Cholecystolithiasis
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