Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: Current Updates and Future Challenges

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2024 (Status: Open)


Special Issue Editor(s)

Takeshi Kinoshita, MD, PhD      Email   |   Website
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery; arterial grafting in coronary artery bypass surgery; vascular physiology and pharmacology; clinical research


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to an upcoming Special Issue on Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) in the Heart Surgery Forum, a platform renowned for fostering innovation and sharing technical knowledge to enhance patient care. As distinguished experts in the field of cardiac surgery, your insights will be of significant value to our collective understanding of OPCAB, a revolutionary technique in cardiovascular surgery.

This Special Issue aims to broaden our understanding of various aspects of OPCAB, including its surgical strategies, patient selection and graft assessment, and cost-effectiveness evaluation. With an emphasis on innovation and the future of surgical advancements, we believe that focused exploration of OPCAB and its applications is timely and essential for our professional community.

We welcome the submission of original research articles and reviews. The research areas for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

· Learning Curve for OPCAB
· OPCAB versus On-Pump CABG: A Comparative Analysis
· Patient Selection for OPCAB
· Optimal Exposure of the Surgical Field in OPCAB
· Intraoperative Graft Evaluation in OPCAB
· Cost-Effectiveness of OPCAB
· Transfer of OPCAB Techniques to the Next Generation

We eagerly anticipate your contributions and are confident that your expertise and perspectives will significantly enrich this Special Issue, creating a comprehensive resource that will immensely benefit all cardiac surgery professionals.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Please do not hesitate to reach out for any further details or clarification.

Dr. Takeshi Kinoshita
Guest Editor



off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting; learning curve; patient selection; surgical field exposure; intraoperative graft evaluation cost-effectiveness; technical skill transfer


Manuscript Submission Information

HSF welcomes authors to submit manuscripts that focus on specific research areas of broad appeal and that fall within the goals and scope of our journal's Special Issue by registering through our online editorial system and logging into our website. Your manuscript can be submitted before the deadline. All manuscripts submitted for the HSF Special Issue will also go through our double-blind peer review process. In addition, all submitted manuscripts should be written in good English format and not previously published or considered for publication elsewhere (except for conference proceedings papers). Accepted manuscripts will be published in the journal (once accepted) and listed together on the Special Issue website. For accepted manuscripts, HSF will normally charge a $1500 article processing fee (APC).

In addition, HSF will give priority to research articles and reviews. For planned papers, a title and a short abstract (approximately 100 words) may be sent to the Editorial Office for publication on this website.