Minimally invasive coronary artery surgery

P. J. Lin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent advances in fiberoptics and endoscopic imaging technology have extended the applications of video assistance in surgical procedures, starting with laparoscopic surgery and following with minimally invasive thoracic surgery. The minimally invasive surgical techniques have been applied in the milieu of cardiac surgery, namely, for atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, aortic or mitral valve lesions, intracardiac tumors, and coronary artery bypass grafting. Minimally invasive coronary surgery, like laparoscopic cholecystectomy, has become one of the standard surgical approaches in surgical revascularization of coronary artery disease surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalAsian Journal of Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1999


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