A novel figure A-shape sternal retractor for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

Abstract

A novel figure A-shape sternal retractor was developed to avoid brachial plexus injury caused by sternal wide separation, and facilitate exposure of circumflex artery by elevating a rake and dropping the heart into the right pleural cavity during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. In addition, it has several notches to hold deep pericardial stitches in order to enhance the exposure.

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@article{Yasuda2005ANF, title={A novel figure A-shape sternal retractor for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.}, author={Tamotsu Yasuda and Go Watanabe and Shigeyuki Tomita}, journal={The heart surgery forum}, year={2005}, volume={8 4}, pages={E196-7} }