Simulation Training in Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Authors

  • Song Wu, MD Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Yuan-hao Fu, MD Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Hong Zhao, MD Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China
  • Yun-peng Ling, MD Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3185

Keywords:

Education, Simulation, Surgical training. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting, Off-pump

Abstract

Background: To evaluate the effect of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) simulator for cardiac residency training.

Methods: A total of 26 resident surgeons who had never trained for coronary artery anastomosis participated in this training program. They received coronary artery anastomosis training on off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) simulator for 15 h. After training, their performance of anastomosis was evaluated on the OPCAB simulator according to 12 items and a 5-point global rating scale. Based on the total score of assessment, those with an individual score of 12-36 formed group A, while group B was composed of the remaining trainees. The two groups then received another 15 h coronary artery anastomosis training on the MIDCAB simulator, and the performance was assessed.

Results: Trainees improved their performance of coronary artery anastomosis after training on the OPCAB simulator. Group A was composed of 7 trainees with an individual with a total score of 12–36 points and group B was composed of the remaining 19 trainees. After MIDCAB simulator training, significant differences were noted in the pre- and post-training values in the A group (P < .001), and the assessment value of group A was significantly better than those of group B (P < .05). No significant difference was detected between pre- and post-training values in group B after MIDCAB simulator training (P > .05).

Conclusion: We concluded that trainees who performed well in OPCAB simulation training can also perform better in MIDCAB, and our designed MIDCAB simulator was useful for residency training.

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Published

2020-10-16

How to Cite

Wu, S., Fu, Y.- hao, Zhao, H., & Ling, Y.- peng. (2020). Simulation Training in Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting . The Heart Surgery Forum, 23(6), E774-E780. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.3185

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