Anaortic, total-arterial, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: how to do it

Michael P. Vallely*, Tristan D. Yan, J. James B. Edelman, Mark Hayman, R. John L Brereton, Donald E. Ross

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Several large series have demonstrated that performing off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery without manipulating the ascending aorta (anaortic) utilising all-arterial grafts provides superior protection against neurological injury. Recent series comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with surgical revascularisation have demonstrated superior results for surgery over PCI. However, a significant criticism of coronary artery surgery remains the higher incidence of neurological injury when compared to PCI. We present a simple and reproducible technique for anaortic, total-arterial off-pump coronary artery revascularisation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-560
Number of pages6
JournalHeart, Lung and Circulation
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2010
Externally publishedYes


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