Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

  • Tohru Asai
  • Masami Ochi
  • Hitoshi Yokoyama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Current Overview of OPCAB

  3. OPCAB Procedures and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Hitoshi Yokoyama
      Pages 39-44
    3. Takeshiro Fujii, Yoshinori Watanabe
      Pages 45-49
    4. Yoshihiko Ohnishi
      Pages 51-58
    5. Shinju Obara, Masahiro Murakawa
      Pages 59-66
    6. Shigefumi Matsuyama, Shuichiro Takanashi
      Pages 67-70
    7. Tomohiro Mizuno, Hirokuni Arai
      Pages 71-74
    8. Hitoshi Yokoyama
      Pages 75-86
    9. Tomoaki Suzuki, Tohru Asai
      Pages 93-100
    10. Tetsuya Higami, Kazutoshi Tachibana
      Pages 111-120
    11. Kosaku Nishigawa, Shuichiro Takanashi
      Pages 127-130
    12. Hirofumi Takemura
      Pages 131-135
    13. Takeshi Kinoshita, Tohru Asai
      Pages 137-149
    14. Yoshitaka Okamura
      Pages 151-154
    15. Mitsuaki Sadahiro
      Pages 155-159
  4. A Difficult Situation: How Do I Solve This Problem?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Yuji Maruyama, Masami Ochi
      Pages 163-174
    3. Shinya Takase, Hitoshi Yokoyama
      Pages 175-180
    4. Tomoaki Suzuki, Tohru Asai
      Pages 181-186
    5. Takeshi Kinoshita, Tohru Asai
      Pages 187-194
  5. Teaching and Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Kiyoshi Doi, Hitoshi Yaku
      Pages 201-207
  6. Future Perspectives: What Comes Next?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe
      Pages 211-217
    3. Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe
      Pages 219-225
    4. Shigeyuki Tomita, Go Watanabe
      Pages 227-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book


This book is a valuable resource on the subject of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery, which has recently been developed as a promising technique for reducing surgical damage to patients.

Because of the increasing number of older patients who are candidates for a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation, less-invasive surgeries are becoming a priority all over the world. Despite some challenges, such as its technical difficulties, emerging questions, and controversies involved, OPCAB surgery in CABG is now the gold standard in Japan.

This book, written by OPCAB experts, examines the procedure established and its chief benefits. Its coverage ranges from a careful evaluation of the evidence for and against OPCAB surgery to preoperative and intraoperative management of patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery. It also contains a description of advanced techniques for every aspect of the procedure. The authors share essential insights into the latest trends in cardiovascular surgery for professionals and residents, presenting detailed descriptions of the exposure of the heart, stabilization of each coronary artery target, construction of distal anastomoses, and other important factors. The book offers an invaluable reference guide for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and other medical staff in operating rooms around the world.


Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Less Invensive Surgery Off-pump Surgery Perioperative management Robotic surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Tohru Asai
    • 1
  • Masami Ochi
    • 2
  • Hitoshi Yokoyama
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of SurgeryShiga University of Medical ScienceOtsuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryNippon Medical SchoolBunkyo-kuJapan
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryFukushima Medical UniversityFukushimaJapan

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