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Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting decreases hospital stay and cost.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Surgery, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Surgery
0003-4932
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
225
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 9230821
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The final role of minimally invasive CABG is unclear. This procedure is clearly cost effective when compared with that of PTCA and conventional CABG. The long-term patency rates for MICABG will determine its overall efficacy.

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