Minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Record ID 32002000832
Authors' objectives:

This report aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of tissue stabilisers.

Authors' results and conclusions: No differences in patency rates could be detected between MIDCAB and conventional coronary artery bypass graft (CCABG) groups. The MIDCAB procedure may be associated with shorter operating times and shorter hospital stays than for CCABG procedures. However, there may be more need for re-intervention in MIDCAB compared to CCABG.
Authors' recommendations: MSAC recommends that, on the strength of evidence pertaining to minimally invasive coronary artery bypass with the aid of tissue stabilisers, public funding should be supported where perfusion facilities are available for reasons of patient safety.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2001
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
Organisation Name: Medical Services Advisory Committee
Contact Address: MSAC (MDP 107), GPO Box 9848, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6289 6811; Fax: +61 2 6289 8799.
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