'Shunt shuffle'-a simple technique of introducing intracoronary shunts for off-pump coronary artery bypass.

Abstract

Intracoronary shunting is a useful method for maintaining distal perfusion as well as providing a bloodless field during off-pump coronary revascularization. Intracoronary shunts require insertion of both ends through a limited arteriotomy, which sometimes can be troublesome. We describe the 'shunt shuffle' as a simple technique, which allows rapid… (More)

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