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An alternative technique of proximal anastomosis in patients with an atherosclerotic ascending aorta.

Abstract
Coronary artery bypass grafting operations in patients with an atherosclerotic ascending aorta are still associated with an increased risk of cerebral embolism and mortality despite previously described techniques. Here we present an alternative technique for the construction of a proximal anastomosis avoiding aortic clamping and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
AuthorsNoyan Temucin Ogus, Halide Ogus, Tekin Yildirim, Ozer Selimoglu, Murat Basaran
JournalThe heart surgery forum (Heart Surg Forum) Vol. 9 Issue 6 Pg. E846-8 ( 2006) ISSN: 1522-6662 [Electronic] United States
PMID17060038 (Publication Type: Clinical Trial, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Aged
  • Anastomosis, Surgical (methods)
  • Aorta (surgery)
  • Aortic Diseases (surgery)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (methods)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (surgery)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome

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