MIDCAB


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Related to MIDCAB: PTCA, CABG, TMR
AcronymDefinition
MIDCABMinimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass
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Perioperative haemorrhage can become a problem because full antiplatelet therapy and incomplete heparin reversal are necessary instantly after MIDCAB to prevent a transient "rebound" increase in thrombin formation associated with stent thrombosis and ensure an optimal intraoperative DES placement [7, 14, 18].
Coronary artery anastomosis on a beating heart was first described by Kosselov in 1967 and has been modified with the MIDCAB technique to an 8-cm right or left anterior thoracotomy incision that allows direct visualization of the beating heart through small incisions.
The time window for MIDCAB and CABG was extended to 31 March 1997 so as to facilitate patient accrual.
In recent years, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCAB) and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) have been introduced as alternative methods to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) (5).