Current Developments in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

A special issue of Hearts (ISSN 2673-3846).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 490

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West-German Heart and Vascular Center, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Duisburg Essen, 45122 Essen, Germany
Interests: acute coronary syndromes; cardiac biomarker research; ischemia/reperfusion injury research; cardio-protection and conditioning; coronary artery bypass grafting; minimal invasive valve surgery; aortic valve surgery; mitral and tricuspid valve repair; transcatheter and endovascular techniques; outcome research; beating heart surgery
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Dear Colleagues,

Myocardial revascularization of coronary artery disease (CAD) by either percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary arterial bypass graft (CABG) surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in industrialized nations worldwide. In this context, the surgical approach of myocardial revascularization, i.e., CABG, is the most frequently performed cardiac operation, and its prognostic advantages have been clearly demonstrated. Despite an increasing risk profile and negative selection of CAD patients to be surgically treated, outcomes have consistently improved over the past decades, whereas mortality and perioperative complications have significantly decreased in an opposite manner.

These significant advances in the surgical treatment of CAD are due to the numerous strategic, technical, and surgical, as well as perioperative improvements, and finally, to the tremendous generation of robust trial evidence for this surgical method. Continuous improvements and advances of surgical techniques in CABG surgery, be it off-pump or on-pump; the optimization of cardio-protective measures; stroke-preventive measures with targeted evaluation of the ascending aorta and aortic ‘no-touch’ techniques; the further developed and improved minimally invasive approaches; the adequate and individualized use of arterial and venous bypass grafts; the medical treatment and/or surgical-adjuvant optimization; improvements in perioperative mechanical circulatory support measures, as well as significant progress in anesthesiology and perioperative intensive care management; and not least, the systematic and unsparing processing of CABG outcomes by quality control are only a few keywords in this context, which in their entirety make current and future CABG surgery a success story in cardiovascular medicine.

It is my great pleasure and honor to invite worldwide experts in the field of coronary artery bypass graft surgery to join the scientific debate and participate by contributing their current scientific work to this Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine, entitled ‘Current Developments in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting’.

This is a conjunct Special Issue of JCM and Hearts. Authors are free to choose the journal they would like to submit to based on their submission topic.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Thielmann
Guest Editor

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  • myocardial revascularization
  • cardiac surgery
  • coronary artery bypass grafting
  • off-pump/beating heart/on-pump surgery
  • cardioprotection
  • multiarterial grafting
  • minimally invasive approaches
  • quality control

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