Book Chapter or Section
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and
cardioplegic arrest has been performed safely over several decades. Cardiac surgery under
cardiac arrest provides a bloodless stable operative field, that can facilitate anastomosis. In
last decade, CABG without CPB, off-pump CABG (OPCAB) has become more common with
advances in surgical instruments and technique. This chapter summarizes the surgical
technique, risks and benefits of OPCAB.
Recommended CitationHirose, Hitoshi, "Current trend of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting." (2012). Department of Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 72.