Beating Heart Bypass Surgery and Minimally Invasive Conduit Harvesting

Cardiosurgical Techniques, Anesthesia Management

  • Vassilios Gulielmos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

  3. OPCAB

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. I. Friedrich, J. Börgermann
      Pages 62-68
    3. J. Nicolai
      Pages 83-92
    4. V. Gulielmos, U. Kappert, M. Eller, H. Sahre
      Pages 93-96
    5. I. Friedrich, J. Börgermann
      Pages 97-104
    6. V. Gulielmos, U. Kappert, M. Eller, H. Sahre, K. Alexiou, C. Georgi et al.
      Pages 105-114
    7. J. F. Gummert, J.-F. Légaré, F. W. Mohr
      Pages 115-121

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. B. Bein, P. H. Tonner
      Pages 125-133
    3. J. Cremer, S. Fraund
      Pages 134-146
    4. C. Detter, D. Böhm
      Pages 159-169
    5. U. Kappert, J. Schneider, S. M. Tugtekin
      Pages 170-183
  5. Minimally invasive conduit harvesting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. I. Schade, B. Löwe
      Pages 187-194
    3. R. Coppoolse, W. Rees, M. G. Muniputanna, D. Oefler, H. Warnecke
      Pages 195-203
    4. A. Kapsalis, K. Alexiou
      Pages 204-213
    5. R. H. Miles, R. E. Kollpainter
      Pages 221-231

About this book


In the early days of cardiac surgery, but also in the following four decades, median sternotomy and cardiopulmonary bypass were nearly always included in cardiac surgical procedures. Less invasive surgical techniques were developed with the aim of reducing perioperative trauma without compromising the surgical result, and things became more complex for cardiac surgeons. They now often had to consider the surgical access of choice and whether cardiopulmonary bypass should be used or not.

Since the mid 1990s, not only have several novel minimally invasive surgical techniques been presented, but also further refinements have been recommended from time to time.

This work comes to fill a gap in the field of coronary artery bypass grafting and conduit harvesting in cardiac surgery, by gathering the mature version of such new, less invasive techniques combining safety, effectiveness, simplicity, sometimes even reducing procedural costs and that always for the patient’s and for the surgeon’s sake.


Bypass Bypass Surgery Cardiac Surgery MIDCAB Minimally invasive surgical techniques OPCAB trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Vassilios Gulielmos
    • 1
  1. 1.Geniki Kliniki ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 2004
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7985-1399-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7985-1929-9
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