Embolic stroke is a major complication of cardiac surgery and there have been multiple methods developed to reduce this risk. Recent technology has produced 2 primary devices for producing a bloodless and clampless field to perform aortocoronary graft anastomosis. We present a case with a Class V aorta, deployment failure of one device after aortic punch, and salvage of the aortotomy with the other device.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2020|
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- anastomosis assist device
- aortic surgery
- bloodless anastomosis
- cardiac surgery
- coronary artery bypass surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine