Coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) have become common interventional methods to treat patients with significant coronary artery disease [1]. Both methods are successful in their aim to relieve angina and thereby to increase life expectancy. CABG, however, involves revascularisation of the myocardium in .til openheart procedure with extracorporeal circulation.

CABG, bypass operation, coronary diseases, coronary surgery
J. Passchier (Jan)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Nederlandse Hartstichting, Afdeling Thoraxchirurgie van het AZR-D
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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