Optimal visualization of coronary artery anastomoses by gas jet

Kevin H.T. Teoh, Anthony L. Panos, Athanasios A. Harmantas, Samuel V. Lichtenstein, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

A technique is described for improved visualization during the creation of coronary artery anastomoses employing a catheter-directed constant stream of oxygen to remove blood from the operative field. This technique is especially helpful when continuous blood cardioplegia is employed for myocardial protection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalThe Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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