Standardizing definitions for hybrid coronary revascularization

Department of Cardiology, and the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: .
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (Impact Factor: 4.17). 11/2013; 147(2). DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2013.10.019
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    • "Hybrid coronary revascularization is defined as the planned combination of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous intervention for the treatment of multivessel (MV) coronary artery disease [1]. Although, at the beginning of the hybrid experience , the surgical part of the intervention was performed through median sternotomy and balloon angioplasty or bare metal stent implantation [2], at this stage coronary surgery is mainly performed in a minimally invasive fashion (minithoracotomy, lower partial sternotomy ) or even in a totally endoscopic fashion [3] [4], while percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is mainly based on new-generation drug-eluting stents [5]. "
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    ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES Conventional hybrid revascularization (CHR) combines minimally invasive placement of an internal mammary artery graft to the anterior wall and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of non-anterior wall targets. In this study we assess perioperative and midterm outcomes of advanced hybrid revascularization (AHR) defined as the combination of single or multivessel (MV) totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (TECAB) with single or multivessel PCI.
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR) involves a combination of surgical and percutaneous techniques, which in selected patients may present an alternative to conventional coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods and results: Patients were included who underwent HCR (staged/concurrent) or isolated CABG in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (July 2011 to March 2013). HCR represented 0.48% (n=950; staged=809, concurrent=141) of the total CABG volume (n=198,622) during the study period, and was performed in one-third of participating centers (n=361). Patients who underwent HCR had higher cardiovascular risk profiles in comparison with patients undergoing CABG. In comparison with CABG, median sternotomy (98.5% for CABG, 61.1% for staged HCR, and 52.5% for concurrent HCR), direct vision harvesting (98.9%, 66.0%, and 68.1%) and cardiopulmonary bypass (83.4%, 45%, and 36.9%) were less frequently used for staged and concurrent HCR, whereas robotic assistance (0.7%, 33.0%, and 30.5%) was more common. After adjustment, no differences were observed for the composite of in-hospital mortality and major morbidity (odds ratio, 0.93; 95% confidence interval, 0.75-1.16; P=0.53 for staged HCR, and odds ratio, 0.94; 95% confidence interval, 0.56-1.56; P=0.80 for concurrent HCR in comparison with CABG). There was no statistically significant association between operative mortality and either treatment group (odds ratio, 0.74; 95% confidence interval, 0.42-1.30; P=0.29 for staged HCR, and odds ratio, 2.26; 95% confidence interval, 0.99-5.17; P=0.053 for concurrent HCR in comparison with CABG). Conclusion: HCR, either as a staged or concurrent procedure, is performed in one-third of US hospitals and is reserved for a highly selected patient population. Although HCR may appear to be an equally safe alternative for CABG surgery, further randomized study is warranted.
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