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Background - Objectives: In the recent years, minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) is under rapid development worldwide. The number of MIDCAB is growing dramatically in developed countries. This study aimed for the assessment of indications, techniques, and short-term result of MIDCAB and the experience in building a new technique in our center.Method: We reported 4 patients who underwent minimally invasive coronary artery bypass at the University Medical Center of Ho Chi Minh city.Results: 4 patients were operated with MIDCAB procedure. Mean ICU time was 1.4, mean mechanical ventilation time was 5.7 hours, and in-hospital time was 8.4 days. In postoperative time, patients recovered quickly; they experienced less pain than normal and returned to normal activities in a short time.Conclusions: In our very first experiences with MIDCAB procedure, the early outcomes are satisfactory with low morbidity and no mortality. MIDCAB is safe and feasible, provided that patient selection is good and safety protocols are followed.
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NGUYEN, Hoang Dinh et al. Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass: preliminary results at University Medical Center of Ho Chi Minh city. Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering, [S.l.], v. 59, n. 4, p. 47-50, dec. 2017. ISSN 2525-2461. Available at: <http://vietnamscience.vn/index.php/vistech/article/view/91>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2018.