TECAB


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TECAB

[Acronym for t(otally) e(ndoscopic) c(oronary) a(rtery) b(ypass)]
A robot-controlled procedure in which the left internal mammary artery is used to bypass the left anterior descending coronary artery without the use of sternotomy. The procedure is a form of minimally invasive coronary artery surgery. In TECAB, several small portholes are made in the chest wall to insert a video camera and robot-controlled and stabilized surgical instruments to improve surgical dexterity and eliminate tremor.
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Although this is the first closed-chest, totally endoscopic bypass procedure ever performed in the United States, the da Vinci System has already been used to perform over 200 TECABs at multiple sites throughout Europe.
Subramanian, Director, Department of Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, commented: "This is a significant step towards making beating heart TECAB procedures the `gold standard' in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.
In Europe, TECABS (Technologies for Carbon Fibre Reinforced Modular Automotive Body Structures) is being funded by the European Commission, VW, Volvo, Renault, automotive suppliers, and universities.