OPCAB PROCEDURE GUIDE AND VIDEOS WITH PROF. PAUL SERGEANT, M.D. Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass

ABOUT THE OPCAB PROCEDURE GUIDE

Prof. Paul Sergeant's OPCAB Procedure Guide is an educational work for cardiac surgeons and their teams. Prof. Sergeant covers the OPCAB technique and shares more than 30 years of insight from his extensive experience as a cardiac surgeon.

The guide consists of two parts: a downloadable PDF, which explains the procedure in detail, and a series of videos that illustrate specific parts of the procedure.

OPCAB Procedure Guide

Open or download the PDF. Videos accompany chapters 5, 6, 10, and 11, which you can watch below.

OPCAB Procedure Videos

The first two videos introduce the OPCAB procedure and reasons for using it. The rest of the videos accompany chapters in the Procedure Guide. Click on a link below or scroll down the page to view a specific video.

  1. Introduction to OPCAB (4:10)
  2. Why OPCAB? (3:21)
  3. Pericardial Retraction for Anterior Wall – Chapter 5 (1:03)
  4. Stabilization of the LAD – Chapter 5 (0:42)
  5. Shunt Insertions – Chapter 6 (2:42)
  6. Cardiac Sling and Apical Positioner Enucleation – Chapter 10 (1:42)
  7. Placing the Deep Pericardial Stitch and Tape – Chapter 11 (1:30)
  8. Malleable Pods – Chapter 11 (0:59)
 

Introduction to OPCAB

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. introduces himself and his OPCAB course.
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Why OPCAB?

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. discusses steps to be taken by a surgical team following completion of the OPCAB course.
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Pericardial Retraction for Anterior Wall – Chapter 5, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates pericardial retraction for the anterior wall as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Stabilization of the LAD – Chapter 5, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates stabilization of the LAD as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Shunt Insertions – Chapter 6, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates inserting shunts as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Cardiac Sling and Apical Positioner Enucleation – Chapter 10, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates cardiac sling and apical positioner enucleations as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Placing the Deep Pericardial Stitch and Tape – Chapter 11, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates placing the deep pericardial stitch and tape as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Malleable Pods – Chapter 11, OPCAB Procedure Guide

Prof. Paul Sergeant, M.D. demonstrates the malleability and placement of pods as part of the OPCAB procedure.
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Important Safety Information
Not all patients are candidates for beating heart procedures. Some patients would require cardiopulmonary support during surgery.

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