We report the first case of off-pump complete myocardial revascularization through antero-lateral thoracotomy (Thora-CAB) in Middle-East. 69 year old gentleman having angina pectoris for last three years with severe double vessel disease involving the left anterior descending artery (95% proximal lesion) and the circumflex system (80% mid circumflex lesion with significant osteal disease in obtuse marginal) and insignificant disease in right coronary artery with moderate left ventricular impairment underwent Thora-CAB. Post-operatively, he had minimal pain, quick symptomatic improvement and no complications. He was discharged home on 5th post-operative day. This indicates that the thoracotomy approach is safe and practical for CABG. It is well tolerated hemodynamically with no/ minimal post-operative morbidity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Oman Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2008|
- Anterolateral thoracotomy
- Coronary artery bypass grafting
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