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Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for the circumflex coronary artery via the left thoracotomy in redo CABG with the patent left internal thoracic artery graft to the left anterior descending artery



Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting for the circumflex coronary artery via the left thoracotomy in redo CABG with the patent left internal thoracic artery graft to the left anterior descending artery



Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 6(4): 268-270



Five patients had undergone off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) as redo CABG via the left thoracotomy for the lesions of the left circumflex coronary arteries. In all patients, the internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts to the LAD were well patent and acting significantly important in coronary circulation, however, ischemia due to the lesion of the LCX was significant. The saphenous vein grafts or the radial artery grafts were used as the materials of the grafts. The proximal ends of these grafts were anastomosed to the descending aorta. The procedures were completed successfully in all the patients and the excellent patency was shown angiographycally even in the long-term period after the surgery. Necessity of graft surgery only for the LCX lesion would be a rare occasion for a surgeon; however, these results suggest that the procedure is simple and less risky, which would encourage the surgeon to perform it in clinical situation.

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