Geometry assessment of coronary artery anastomoses with construction errors by epicardial ultrasound.

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OBJECTIVE There is concern about the quality of the distal anastomosis in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. We investigated the impact of specific construction errors on anastomotic geometry using epicardial ultrasound. METHODS Twelve ex vivo pressure perfused porcine and five isolated post-mortem human hearts were used to construct 35 internal… (More)

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@article{Dessing2004GeometryAO, title={Geometry assessment of coronary artery anastomoses with construction errors by epicardial ultrasound.}, author={Thomas C Dessing and Ricardo P. J. Budde and Rudy Meijer and Patricia F. A. Bakker and Cornelius Borst and Paul F. Gr{\"u}ndeman}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2004}, volume={26 2}, pages={257-61} }