Year 2012 Vol. 20 No 6




ME Vitebsk Regional clinical hospital 1,
EE Vitebsk State Medical University2
SE RSPC Cardiology 3
SEE Belarusian Medical Academy of post-graduate education4
The Republic of Belarus

Objectives. To estimate immediate results of the proposed method of the hybrid myocardial revascularization (HMR) with full arterial bypass grafting of the left ventricle coronary arteries at the multivascular affection.
Methods. 77 patients with the ischemic heart disease underwent the full minimally invasive coronary surgery (MICS) at multivascular affection from 2011 to 2012 in the cardiac surgery department of Vitebsk regional clinical hospital. The strategy of the MICS was focused on performing functionally adequate arterial revascularization of the left ventricle from the left-sided mini-thoracotomy as well as on avoidance the artificial blood circulation on the ascending aorta. In 7 (9,9%) cases hybrid approach with full arterial composite-sequential revascularization of the left ventricle was done as well as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of the right coronary artery (RCA) during the same hospitalization. Indications for the HMR were: inadequate visualization and positioning of the branches of the RCA with high risk of the cardiopulmonary bypass; high probability of the competitive blood flow in the RCA-system after revascularization from the left internal mammary artery. Mean age was 59,4 years, all patients were male. 3 (42,9%) patients had hemodynamically significant affection of the left coronary artery trunk.
Results. There were no lethal outcomes in the studied group as well as emergency conversions to the cardiopulmonary bypass and sternotomy. Intraoperative inotropic support was not used, 3 (42,9%) patients underwent vasopressor therapy. Immediate results of the HMR showed a low rate of the perioperative complications and are associated with short period of ICU stay and reduced hospital length of stay.
Conclusions. Hybrid approach with full arterial revascularization of the left ventricle is feasible in patients with multivascular coronary artery affection. The proposed method broadens indications to hybrid myocardial revascularization. Its application is supposed to reduce the number of complications, to improve long-term results, to cut down cost of treatment. Further investigations are necessary to confirm these assumptions.

Keywords: hybrid myocardial revascularization, minimally invasive coronary surgery, full arterial revascularization
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210037, Respublika Belarus, g. Vitebsk, ul. Voinov-internatsionalistov, d. 37, UZ Vitebskaya oblastnaya klinicheskaya bolnitsa, otdelenie kardiohirurgii,
e-mail:, Zenkov Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Information about the authors:
Ziankou A.A. Candidate of medical sciences, head of the cardiac surgery department of EE Vitebsk State Medical University, associate professor of the surgery chair of the faculty of advanced training and retraining of specialists of EE Vitebsk State Medical University.
Ostrovskij U.P. Corresponding member of NAS of RB, doctor of medical sciences, professor, head of the cardiac surgery laboratory of SE RSPC Cardiology, head of the cardiac surgery chair of SEE Belarusian Medical Academy of post-graduate education.
Kutsko A.P. Head of the angiography and x-ray and endovascular surgery study of EE Vitebsk regional clinical hospital
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