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A novel device for clampless proximal anastomosis in OPCAB surgery: the IPAD.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15799907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Coalescent IPAD (Coalescent Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) is a novel device that enables creation of a compliant proximal vein anastomosis to the aorta during off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) surgery while reducing the risk of cerebrovascular emboli and early stenosis. We performed IPAD-created anastomoses in 76 patients having standard OPCAB surgery. Following the procedures, no patients developed myocardial infarctions or reported angina, suggesting patency of the vein grafts to be of high quality. We found the device to be a useful adjunct for minimally invasive CAB graft surgery.
Baron L Hamman; Cory H White
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-31     Completed Date:  2006-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E374-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical Cardiology Research Clinic, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / instrumentation*,  methods
Aorta / surgery*
Coronary Artery Bypass, Off-Pump / instrumentation*,  methods
Equipment Design
Equipment Failure Analysis
Treatment Outcome

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