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bypass

1. a main road built to avoid a city or other congested area
2. any system of pipes or conduits for redirecting the flow of a liquid
3. a means of redirecting the flow of a substance around an appliance through which it would otherwise pass
4. Surgery
a. the redirection of blood flow, either to avoid a diseased blood vessel or in order to perform heart surgery
b. (as modifier): bypass surgery
5. Electronics
a. an electrical circuit, esp one containing a capacitor, connected in parallel around one or more components, providing an alternative path for certain frequencies
b. (as modifier): a bypass capacitor

bypass

[′bī‚pas]
(civil engineering)
A road which carries traffic around a congested district or temporary obstruction.
(communications)
The use of alternative systems, such as satellite and microwave, to transmit data and voice signals, avoiding use of the communication lines of the local telephone company.
(electricity)
A shunt path around some element or elements of a circuit.
(engineering)
An alternating, usually smaller, diversionary flow path in a fluid dynamic system to avoid some device, fixture, or obstruction.

bypass

Any device (such as a pipe or duct) for directing flow around an element instead of through it.

bypass

In communications, to avoid the local telephone company by using satellites and microwave systems.
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The above data demonstrate that there exists substantial differences in length of stay and hospital costs for patients undergoing PTCA versus patients undergoing CABG or MIDCAB.
The application of this strategy to MIDCAB surgery, which is a low-risk procedure even in the presence of serious comorbidities (26, 27), led to the minimization of ICU and hospital stay durations of the patients in the EA group.
In a prospective study, Gu et al demonstrated that C3a, [beta]-thromboglobulin, and neutrophil elastase increased during CABG-CPB but not during MIDCAB in patients undergoing single-vessel CABG (19).
According to CTS officials in evaluating their early experience with the MIDCAB procedure, MIDCAB surgeons report significant patient benefits over those who have received the standard bypass procedure, including less operative trauma, improved recovery times, shorter intensive care unit and hospital stays, reduced post-operative complications and lower procedure costs.
The types of patients who might be considered for the awake procedure are those who require MIDCAB.
This news release contains forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with the capabilities of the OPCAB Midline Multi-Vessel System and the MIDCAB Thoracotomy Modular Stabilizer Set instrumentation, the OPCAB and MIDCAB procedures, as well as the market acceptance of CTS products, procedures and programs.
The CTS MIDCAB Registry contains data on more than 1,100 patients and is the first worldwide, multi-center prospective observational study of MIDCAB results published in peer reviewed academic journals.
As pioneers of the MIDCAB and off-pump technology, we are committed to listening, understanding and meeting the needs of a fast-growing minimally invasive cardiac surgery market," said Dillon.