An Update on Coronary Revascularization

Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Leanne Harling of Imperial College in London, UK, moderates a discussion on the future of coronary revascularization with David Taggart of the University of Oxford in the UK and Philippe Kolh of the University Hospital of Liege in Belgium. They discuss selecting patients for surgical rather than percutaneous revascularization, focusing on what has changed since the last ESC/EACTS guidelines on myocardial revascularization. They also discuss preoperative and intraoperative decisions about coronary artery bypass grafting, including bilateral internal mammary artery use and the ART trial, advances in vein grafting, on-pump versus off-pump surgery, and minimal access approaches.