We hope you’ll enjoy this poem (or at least watching our CABG and other cardiac surgeries).
Just four united chambers painted red –
Occluded hallways slow the vital trade.
My lowly cabbage finds another way –
Its bypass bringing life to love’s cliche.
Cox-MAZE IV with Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Mitral Valve Replacement
VA Boston Healthcare System
Marco Zenati, MD
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, VA Boston Healthcare System & Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
In this long and complicated case, Dr. Marco Zenati performs a full, biatrial Cox-MAZE IV procedure with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and a mitral valve replacement (MVR), moving between the three procedures as necessary to minimize time on the ischemic heart. The patient suffers from congestive heart failure that recently escalated from class II to class III.