The Advantages of Off-Pump, or Beating Heart, Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Traditional bypass surgery stops the heart. The team at Mount Sinai Morningside, led by John Puskas, MD, uses a technique that allows the heart to continue to beat during surgery. This promotes faster recover times and few complications. In addition, the team uses two advanced techniques to improve outcomes and get you back to your life faster:
All arterial bypass: The team at Mount Sinai Morningside uses only arteries for grafts rather than arteries and veins. Arteries are more durable and last much longer—reducing the chances another bypass surgery will be necessary.
No aortic touch: Not manipulating the aorta, the large artery that circulates blood from the heart to the rest of the body, reduces the likelihood of a stroke or other neurological complication.
Mount Sinai Morningside performs more than 250 off-pump coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures a year. Numerous studies have reported that patients who undergo operations in hospitals performing a high number of procedures achieve better outcomes.