New paper Includes TTFM & Imaging as part of a safe and sustainable MICAB Program


The road to mastering MI-CABG may appear challenging. Still, a recent paper authored by van der Merwe J, Torregrossa G, Dokollari A, and Casselman F., titled “Minimally Invasive Surgical Coronary Artery Revascularization—How to Initiate a Safe and Sustainable Program,” provides a roadmap for overcoming the learning curve and ensuring the establishment of a secure and enduring program.

Published in the Journal of Visualized Surgery, this paper delves into crucial considerations for adopting MI-CABG, emphasizing quality control measures such as Flow measurement and ultrasound Imaging. Highlighting the significance of documenting transit time flow measurements as indicators of conduit-target vessel patency, the authors introduce systems like the MiraQTM system, seamlessly integrating ultrasound imaging and flow measurement data.

The paper compellingly concludes with a patient-centric perspective, stressing that the success of an MI-CABG program hinges on minimizing adverse outcomes within a collaborative team context. Recognizing patients as the ultimate advocates, the authors assert that every effort to reduce risks should be a top priority in the journey toward a successful MI-CABG program.
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Reference: van der Merwe J, Torregrossa G, Dokollari A, Casselman F. Minimally invasive surgical coronary artery revascularization—how to initiate a safe and sustainable program. J Vis Surg 2023;9:36.