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Port access video-assisted proximal anastomosis with the symmetry aortic connector in MIDCABG procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12963230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present an alternative way to create a video-assisted port access proximal anastomosis in the ascending aorta with the Symmetry Bypass System Aortic Connector (St. Jude Medical ATG, St. Paul, MN). This technique was successfully used in a patient undergoing urgent minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting (MIDCABG), in whom the left internal mammary artery was not harvested owing to subtotal occlusion of the left subclavian artery. Port access use of mechanical anastomotic devices may increase the indications for minimally invasive coronary artery surgery.
Michal Semrad; Martin Stritesky; Vladimir Vondracek; Jaroslav Lindner; Ivan Vanek; Jan Kristof; Michael Aschermann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-09     Completed Date:  2003-11-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  919-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Charles University Teaching Hospital, 1st Medical Faculty, Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Video-Assisted Surgery*

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