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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013180
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Simultaneous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization through a Small Left Thoracotomy

U. Bortolotti, A. Milano, S. Pratali, M. De Carlo
  • Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, Cardiac Surgery Section, University of Pisa Medical School, Pisa, Italy
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Publication History

1998

Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)

Abstract

We report a patient in whom coronary artery bypass grafting with the left internal rnammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery and laser trasmyocardial revacularization were simultaneously performed through a left small thoracotomy. The patient recovered uneventfully and 9 months following surgery he is free of angina and has increased effort tolerance. This case underlines the feasibility of combining these two minimally invasive procedures through the same approach in selected patients.