Reoperative Off-Pump Right Subclavian Artery to Right Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Without Full Sternotomy


Apaydin A. Z. , Oguz E. , Posacioglu H. , CALKAVUR T., AYIK F., TURHAN S., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.26, no.2, pp.148-150, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01216.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.148-150

Abstract

P>Stenosis or occlusion of a large right coronary artery or its vein grafts in symptomatic patients who underwent previous bypass grafting procedure with patent left-sided grafts is mostly managed by percutaneous interventions. When percutaneous interventions fail, it is a difficult decision to reoperate on a such patient for a single-vessel disease considering the risk of resternotomy. We present our technique which involves small anterior thoracotomy and partial sternotomy. (J Card Surg 2011;26:148-150).