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Thomas F. Lüscher
Bernard J. Gersh
Standard coronary artery bypass procedure requires aortic cannulation and clamping. Both manoevrescan cause emboli especially in the setting of an atherosclerotic aorta (A). For off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (B), the target vessel is exposed applying a vacuum-assisted stabiliser that allows for local immobilisation (B). Cardiopulmonatry bypass is not required since the procedure is performed on the beating heart.
Appropriate myocardial revascularization: a joint viewpoint from an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon
Eur. Heart J. (2009), 30 (18), 2182-2185; 10.1093/eurheartj/ehp315 - Click here to view abstract
Anatomical representation of stenting (left) and aorto-coronary bypass (right).
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