Medicinski pregled 2003 Volume 56, Issue 1-2, Pages: 80-84
doi:10.2298/MPNS0302080M
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Off-pump myocardial revascularization using the octopus tissue stabilizer system

Milojević Predrag S., Nešković Vojislava Č., Stojanović Dragoš Lj., Jakovljević Miroslav, Nenić Sava, Perić Miodrag S., Nežić Duško G., Đukanović Boško P.

Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) has changed the approach to contemporary coronary surgery. Development of new surgical devices and techniques has reduced morbidity and mortality during off-pump surgery. From March 2000 - April 2002, a total of 136 patients underwent open heart surgery using off-pump technique and fast-track anesthesia at Dedinje Cardiovascular Institute. Octopus Medtronic coronary stabilizer was used for stabilization of targeted vessel. Arterial grafts were used 169 times and saphenous vein 69 times. Average number of anastomoses was 1,830,73 per patient. One patient (0.74%) died. Three patients (2.21%) underwent surgery revision due to postoperative bleeding and one (0.74%) because of graft dysfunction Perioperative myocardial infarction was registered 2 times (1.47%) pneumothorax 3 times (2.21%), postoperative arrhythmias 11 times (8.09%) transitory ischemic attack once (0.74%) and deep wound infection once (0.74%). Twelve patients (8.82%) required prolonged inotropic support Angiographies early revealed patent grafts in 8 patients (5.88%). OPCAB is a safe and effective alternative approach to coronary artery revascularization Use of coronary stabilizer has improved the safety and quality of OPCAB surgery.

Keywords: myocardial revascularization + methods, coronary artery bypass, extracorporeal circulation

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