Current state of surgical myocardial revascularization

Circ J. 2010 Jun;74(6):1031-7. doi: 10.1253/circj.cj-10-0321. Epub 2010 May 8.


Despite increasing competition from percutaneous interventions and other novel methods of non-surgical coronary revascularization, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) remains one of the most definitive and durable treatments for coronary artery disease, especially for those patients with extensive and diffuse disease. In recent years the CABG procedure itself has undergone innovation and evolution. This review article provides a brief historical perspective on the procedure, and examines the current state of modern variations including off-pump, limited-access, and robotic-assisted CABG.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / trends
  • Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump / methods
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Revascularization / methods*
  • Myocardial Revascularization / trends
  • Robotics