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The Benefits of the newer techniques in CABG as opposed to conventional CABG

Shorter length of stay:
Patients may experience less pain and may have a better ability to cough and breathe deeply after the operation so they are often discharged from the hospital in 2 to 3 days earllier, compared to conventional CABG surgery.

Faster recovery:
Avoidance of the heart-lung machine reduce the risks of complications such as stroke and renal failure so that patients can return to their normal activities in 2 weeks rather than the typical 6 to 8 weeks with conventional surgery.

Less bleeding and blood trauma:
Any time blood is removed from the body and put into the heart-lung machine, the patient must be put on anticlotting medications or given "blood products". Artificial circuits such as the heart-lung machine can also damage blood cells. These factors may affect the blood's ability to clot after surgery. Avoiding the heart-lung machine can alleviate this blood trauma. Use of Cell Saver often eliminates the need for blood transfusion and its risks.

Lower infection rate:
Often only a relatively smaller incision on the chest means less handling of tissue, which may reduce the chances of infection. Also no long leg wounds to increase infection chances.

Available to more patients:
Some patients are poor candidates for traditional bypass surgery because their illness is too widespread, their heart is too weak, or because they will not accept blood products. These patients are able to receive this life-saving surgery through OPCAB.

The way Coronary artery disease is increasing rapidly in India is a matter of concern. It is important to spread awareness about coronary heart disease which is preventable by lifestyle modification, early detection and treatment of diabetes and hypertension. If one develops coronary artery blockage it is treatable by timely intervention. One of the best surgical interventional treatments for coronary artery disease is All Arterial Off pump Bypass surgery with no touch Aorta technique.