This book discusses the principles, applications, benefits, and pitfalls of off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery, and provides information on the surgical strategies adopted and the anesthetic management considerations for patient undergoing OPCAB surgery.

1. Historical Considerations 2. Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Inflammation 3. Potential Benefit of OPCAB Surgery 4. Principles of Stabilization and Hemodynamics in OPCAB Surgery 5. Anesthetic Management for OPCAB 6. Indications and Surgical Strategies for OPCAB 7. Effects of Vascular-Interrupting and Hemostatic Devices on Coronary Artery Endothelial Function in Beating Heart Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 8. Systematic OPCAB Surgery for Multivessel Disease with the CoroNéo Cor-Vasc Device 9. Understanding the Mechanisms of Hemodynamic and Echocardiographic Changes during OPCAB Surgery 10. Cerebral Complications Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery 11. OPCAB Surgery in High Risk-Patients 12. Pitfalls in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery 13. Sutureless Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Experimental and Clinical Progress 14. The Future of Coronary Artery Surgery: Quo Vadimus?