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Local immobilization of the left anterior descending artery for minimally invasive coronary bypass grafting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9203604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a device for coronary artery stabilization during minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting performed without cardiopulmonary bypass via a small (8 to 10 cm) left anterolateral thoracotomy. This device facilitates the anastomosis of the left internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending coronary artery on the beating heart. The device consists of a simple coronary stabilizer mounted on a wound spreader. We have used this device successfully in 35 primary minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting operations.
P W Boonstra; J G Grandjean; M A Mariani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-17     Completed Date:  1997-07-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S76-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Thorax Center, University Hospital Groningen, the Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Internal Mammary-Coronary Artery Anastomosis / instrumentation*,  methods
Middle Aged
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / instrumentation,  methods

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