September 14, 2006 17:10 ET

ORLive Presents: Beating Heart Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass

Live Webcast: From Alliance Hospital: September 26, 2006 at 6:00 PM CDT (23:00 UTC)

ODESSA, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 -- will present a Webcast of a Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass on a beating heart using da Vinci® robotic assistance live from Alliance Hospital on September 26, 2006 at 6:00 PM CDT.

For this innovative procedure, Dr. Sudhir Srivastava, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Alliance Hospital, will use da Vinci, a breakthrough robotic system designed to transcend the limitations of both open surgery and laparoscopy, expanding the surgeon's capabilities and offering patients a minimally invasive option for many complex procedures.

Dr. Srivastava has been a pioneer in minimally invasive and innovative robotic cardiac surgical techniques. He has contributed to the development of numerous techniques which are being applied by other cardiac surgeons throughout the world. Currently he has the largest number of patients who have had the da Vinci (robotic) assistance in cardiac surgery. He has done over 200 TECAB procedures through four to five fingertip size incisions, of which 186 were done on a beating heart. He has been able to perform multivessel coronary artery bypass grafting in 71 patients. Thirty patients underwent Hybrid coronary revascularization, which combined TECAB with angioplasty/stent for complete revascularization, offering the patients the best of both worlds. This beating heart TECAB experience comprises the largest case volume performed by a single surgeon in the world. Early angiographic graft patency and freedom from clinical failure of grafts is 99% during mean follow up of ten months.

According to Dr. Srivastava, "The vision of ideal CABG performed through ports on a beating heart with the use of arterial grafts may become the standard for future revascularization approaches where sternotomy will be a historical marker in the distant past for many patients."

Conventional coronary bypass surgery is done by splitting the sternum, putting the patient on a heart lung machine, and doing the bypass on a stopped heart. Although safe and time tested, it is associated with side affects and prolonged recovery. It can take up to two months before the patient can go back to a normal lifestyle. Many patients who have undergone TECAB using the da Vinci system have gone home the next day. The majority leave the hospital in less than three days and are back to functional recovery in one to two weeks, with minimal or no pain.

Furthermore, the robotic system allows for the use of internal mammary arteries as bypass conduits, which have been shown to last the longest. Patients receive a superior operation with less trauma and a much faster recovery.

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