The ESTECH remote access perfusion cannula in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

@article{Schachner2004TheER,
  title={The ESTECH remote access perfusion cannula in minimally invasive cardiac surgery.},
  author={Thomas Schachner and Nikolaos E Bonaros and Guenther Laufer and Johannes O. Bonatti},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={E632-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Peripheral access cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and endoclamping of the aorta are prerequisites for performance of minimal access or totally endoscopic cardiac surgery on the arrested heart. We present our experience with the ESTECH remote access perfusion (RAP) cannula in arrested-heart totally endoscopic coronary bypass grafting (AHTECAB) and atrial-septal defect (ASD) repair via minithoracotomy and totally endoscopic ASD repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS Remote access CPB was… CONTINUE READING

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