Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Takashi Murashita

University of Missouri

Cardiac surgeon at the University of Missouri, Columbia, the USA who has published over 52 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and 10 book chapters in open access journals. Dr. Murashita received his MD from Kyoto University Medical School, Japan. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, and many other reputable societies.


Off-Pump Kidney Function Left Main Disease Multivessel Disease Internal Mammary Artery Radial Artery Robot Hybrid Stroke Surgical Approach Mediastinitis Diabetes

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Coronary artery bypass grafting has become an established treatment for severe coronary artery disease. Nevertheless, there remain controversies in multiple areas. In this book, we discuss the current perspectives on coronary artery bypass grafting.

First, off-pump coronary bypass grafting has been advocated to avoid the disadvantages of using cardiopulmonary bypass. However, the superiority of the off-pump technique over the on-pump technique has yet to be proved. Second, the benefit of coronary artery bypass grafting depends on the excellent long-term graft patency of the internal mammary artery. The use of multi-arterial grafts has been advocated, but it has not gained much popularity.

In the meantime, there has been a drastic technical advancement in the field of percutaneous coronary intervention. Even complex diseases such as left main disease and multivessel coronary artery disease could be treated percutaneously. We want to discuss the role of coronary artery bypass grafting in the current era. With the advent of percutaneous coronary intervention, a hybrid approach combining coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention has gained interest. We want to discuss the current perspectives of a hybrid approach. Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting using a surgical robot has been advocated to decrease surgical invasiveness. We will discuss the current perspectives of minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting. Lastly, the optimal management for concomitant carotid artery disease and coronary artery disease should be discussed.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 5th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 3rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 1st 2022

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Review results due: April 22nd 2022

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Expected publication date: June 21st 2022

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Takashi Murashita

University of Missouri

Takashi Murashita, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Missouri, USA. Dr. Murashita received his MD from Kyoto University Medical School, Japan. His main interest is cardiac surgery, and he is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgery, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He has published fifty-three papers in peer-reviewed journals and ten book chapters. He has been an editorial board member and ad hoc manuscript reviewer for several medical journals.

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