If your condition means that you only need one bypass graft to the artery at the front of your heart, awe can do what's called a MIDCAB/MINICAB (minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass). 

Unlike the CABG procedure where the chest is fully opened up to perform the operation, a MIDCAB or MINICAB operation only involves a small incision, usually under the left breast area of your chest. This is carried out under a general anaesthetic.

Patients who have these types of procedures tend to spend a shorter time in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and a shorter time in hospital overall before going home. The rehabilitation team, physiotherapists, doctors and nurses on the ward will give you advice before you are discharged home.

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Coronary artery disease is also known as 'ischaemic heart disease' and occurs when a fatty substance called 'atheroma' develops on the inside of an artery.

Cardiac care contact details

24-hour nurse advice line: 020 7352 8121 
Cardiac homecare team:020 7351 8497
Princess Alexandra ward:020 7351 8516