Robert H. Goetz: A Heritage of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

  • - Md Anisuzzaman Asst. Prof. Cardiac Surgery, Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Nazmul Hossain Assoc. Prof. Cardiac Surgery, Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh
Keywords: Coronary artery; Heritage bypass surgery

Abstract

Robert H. Goetz performed the first successful clinical coronary artery bypass operation on May 2, 1960. He used a nonsuture technique to connect the right internal mammary artery to the coronary artery by means of a modified Payr’s cannula made of tantalum. The patency of the anastomosis was demonstrated angiographically and the patient remained free of angina pectoris for 1 year. It was an important and brave step forward, a step that was far ahead of its time. But unfortunately, his pioneering work was not appreciated properly.

Bangladesh Heart Journal 2019; 34(2) : 132-136

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2019-12-12
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Md Anisuzzaman, -, & Hossain, N. (2019). Robert H. Goetz: A Heritage of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. Bangladesh Heart Journal, 34(2), 132-136. https://doi.org/10.3329/bhj.v34i2.44445
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