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Latest Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery Stories

2013-11-01 11:28:50

'Hybrid procedure' combining minimally invasive corornary artery bypass surgery (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention is feasible and safe compared with traditional CABG A hybrid approach to treating coronary artery disease that involves a "hybrid procedure" combining a minimally invasive bypass surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was found to be feasible and safe in a clinical trial. This is the first randomized study of the technique. These findings were...

2010-12-02 14:52:00

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, cardiac surgeons are trying new innovative approaches to traditional open heart surgery as they try to make coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures less invasive where possible. Developments in CABG techniques have led to the introduction of less invasive variations of CABG surgery. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass, for...

2010-09-14 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HOUSTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-renowned cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Mahesh Ramchandani, M.D. of the Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center in Houston is innovating minimally-invasive cardiac surgery using Cardica, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: CRDC) C-Port® Distal Anastomosis and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis Systems. Dr. Ramchandani offers patients an alternative to traditional "open chest" bypass procedures...

2010-06-01 00:00:00

LA CROSSE, Wis., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at Gundersen Lutheran Heart Institute in La Crosse, Wis., are using an innovative technique, called minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS), to perform multiple heart bypasses through a small incision. That means surgeons do not have to "crack open the chest" as they do with traditional open heart surgery, and patients recover in about half the time. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC, a leading provider of cardiovascular technologies, today announced that study results published March 25, 2010, in the Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery demonstrated that perioperative strokes can be minimized in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients by utilizing a "clampless" technique consisting of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) in combination with the unique HEARTSTRING Proximal Seal System to maintain...

2010-04-15 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced the publication of a study demonstrating that the use of its anastomosis (stapling) devices provides a safe and effective means to connect arterial grafts during beating-heart coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. The study, which was published in the March/April issue of the official journal of the International Society of Minimally-Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, Innovations,...

2009-08-03 12:31:01

Brain scientists and cardiac surgeons at Johns Hopkins have evidence from 227 heart bypass surgery patients that long-term memory losses and cognitive problems they experience are due to the underlying coronary artery disease itself and not ill after-effects from having used a heart-lung machine.Researchers say their latest findings explain study results presented last year, which showed that the heart-lung machines "“ used to pump blood and supply the body with oxygen while the heart...


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