Quality & Outcomes: CABG Procedures
Penn is a leader in innovative approaches to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for the treatment of high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease.
Off-pump CABG Procedures
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is identified with a variety of potential complications, including hemolysis and vascular damage. Off-pump CABG procedures avoid CPB and have a number of reported benefits, including reduced average postoperative hospital stay, fewer blood transfusions and quicker recovery. At Penn, Y. Joseph Woo, MD, and W. Clark Hargrove III, MD, now perform the majority of CABG surgeries as off-pump procedures.
All Arterial Aortic “No–Touch” Off–Pump CABG
Cardiovascular surgeons at Penn are performing all arterial "no-touch" off-pump CABG, which is especially useful for patients with cerebrovascular disease, carotid disease, atherosclerosis and other comorbidities. The benefits of this procedure include long-term graft patency, a reduced risk of stroke and revascularization equivalent to standard CABG procedures.
Penn Heart & Vascular 2011 Clinical Activity Report
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