About the book
This book will focus on the current perspectives on the coronary artery bypass grafting. Surgical revascularization is usually indicated in left main disease and multivessel coronary artery disease. However, there is a debate about the role of coronary artery bypass grafting in acute coronary syndrome or ischemic cardiomyopathy.
There has been a long debate regarding the superiority of off-pump versus on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. In addition, there is a debate on ways of treating concomitant carotid and coronary artery disease. In the meantime, robotic coronary artery bypass grafting has emerged as a minimally invasive surgery. This technique provides the new approach to coronary artery disease. A hybrid approach, which is a combination of minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention, could be an alternative treatment option in selected patients. During postoperative recovery, early mobilization of the patients cannot be too stressed. Cardiac rehabilitation and physical therapy would play a big role.