Exposure and mechanical stabilization in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting via sternotomy

Marco Ricci, Hratch L. Karamanoukian, Giuseppe D'Ancona, Jacob Bergsland, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

Although off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is gaining popularity, obtaining exposure and stabilization of coronary arteries located on the lateral and inferior wall of the heart may be problematic. The aim of this study is to describe strategies and techniques of coronary exposure and mechanical stabilization that may be used to achieve total myocardial revascularization of the beating heart. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1736-1740
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume70
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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