Coronary artery anastomosis using a cloth graft-holder attached to a stabilizer

T. Yamazaki, H. Ishida, A. Usui

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Numerous assist devices are usually used for coronary bypass grafting but they make the surgical field cluttered. This study proposes the use of a simple anastomotic method using a cloth graft-holder, which can be attached to a stabilizer. A graft is held between a double-folded cloth of a graft-holder and the graft-holder is attached to the stabilizer using double-stick tape, which provides steady positioning of the graft even in an up-right position. The graft can be positioned parallel with a coronary artery on either side of the stabilizer. The presented method provides a simplified and orderly surgical field without complicated devices and should help achieve a uniform and steady coronary anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1125
Number of pages3
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 12-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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