J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005;130:951-952
© 2005 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Reply to the Editor:
Hitoshi Yokoyama, MD
Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan
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We thank Dr Takagi and associates for raising important questions on our recent proposal of the introduction of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) into the combined operation of coronary revascularization and aortic arch repair (AAR) using antegrade selective cerebral perfusion.
The first question is, "Does the introduction of off-pump coronary artery bypass into aortic arch aneurysm repair minimize the period of myocardial ischemia and cardiopulmonary bypass?" The answer is, "Yes." Recently, we reviewed our experience on the patients who underwent the simultaneous operation of total arch replacement (TAR) for atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) between 1992 and 2004 (unpublished data). In the conventional coronary artery bypass (CCAB) group, distal . . . [Full Text of this Article]
Does the introduction of off-pump coronary artery bypass into aortic arch aneurysm repair minimize the period of myocardial ischemia and cardiopulmonary bypass?
- Hisato Takagi and Takuya Umemoto
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2005 130: 950-951.
Copyright © 2005 by The American Association for Thoracic Surgery.