Treatment of Double Vessel Coronary Artery Disease by Totally Endoscopic Bypass Surgery and Drug-Eluting Stent Placement in One Simultaneous Hybrid Session
AbstractHybrid coronary artery revascularization is a combination of minimally invasive coronary artery surgery and catheter-based coronary intervention. Hybrid procedures enable adequate revascularization of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease without complete opening of the chest and with the advantage of the most durable option, a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft is placed to the left anterior descending (LAD) artery. The hybrid concept is gaining renewed interest because totally endoscopic LIMA to LAD placement has become feasible and because drug-eluting stents in non-LAD targets may be competitive even for arterial bypass grafts. Simultaneous hybrid procedures would be desirable. We report on a case in which robotic totally endoscopic LIMA to LAD grafting using the da VinciTM telemanipulation system was combined with placement of a rapamycin coated stent to the right coronary artery in one single procedure.
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