Christine Hartung

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OBJECT Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard treatment for advanced coronary artery diseases. In a preoperative MSCT, both wall plaque formations and resulting optimal anastomotic site are visible to the surgeon. During surgery, the identification of this position on the surface of the heart is of utmost importance for an effective(More)
Computer-assistance in coronary artery bypass grafting at the open heart with intraoperative navigation enables accurate placement of a bypass graft to a preoperatively planned anastomosis site. So far, navigation information were displayed on a monitor, requiring the operating surgeon to change focus from the monitor to the surgical site and vice versa(More)
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is the standard treatment for advanced coronary artery diseases (CAD). Optimal placement of the bypass graft on the diseased vessel is very important. To assist the surgeon in this matter, a computer assistance system has been developed facilitating navigation on the heart surface. After retrospective validation on(More)
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