Mr. Michalis was referred to us following a positive exercise test and coronary angiography, which revealed a significant ostial LAD stenosis and a minimal in-sent LAD stenosis. He had a known history of coronary artery disease, which had been treated with PCI, and his main symptom was stable angina pectoris.
The indicated treatment for Mr. Michalis was coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in OPCAB technique. An OPCAB (Off-Pump) CABG is performed without the use of a heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass), meaning that the heart continues to supply blood to the rest of the body during surgery. This method aims at reducing the severity of adverse outcomes by eliminating extracorporeal circulation.
Mr. Michalis recovered gradually, making small progress every day. He was mobilized on the first postoperative day and returned home seven days later.
This is his one-month post-surgery check-up; he is recovering quickly, has no complaints and is ready to resume his normal activities.
It's great to see you, Mr. Michali! We send you our best wishes for a speedy recovery.