What is it about?

AnOPCAB (anaortic off-pump complete arterial coronary artery bypass - ACAB) is currently the most accepted technique in treating coronary artery disease, performed by the most skilled surgeons. The superiority of this has been published in many articles. Technical aspects and results of minimally invasive off-pump anaortic (no-touch-to-aorta) complete arterial coronary artery bypass are defined and discussed.

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Why is it important?

In the literature, different terminologies are used for minimally invasive coronary artery bypass; some do not correspond exactly. MACAB is a candidate to become a widely accepted name for this method by describing in detail what it means in this sense.


Michael Vallely's support and involvement in the publication of this article are vital to me. We have added minimally invasive to the anOPCAB method that Michael first described in 2010.

Professor Ilhan Mavioglu
Irmet Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Minimally invasive off‐pump anaortic coronary artery bypass (MACAB), Journal of Cardiac Surgery, November 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jocs.17180.
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