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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 12-2008|
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