Vettath's anastomotic obturator: a simple proximal anastomotic device.

  title={Vettath's anastomotic obturator: a simple proximal anastomotic device.},
  author={Murali Prabhakaran Vettath},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  volume={6 5},
  • M. Vettath
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • The heart surgery forum
BACKGROUND Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting has been shown to improve the postoperative course of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, but the need for side-clamping the aorta to perform the proximal anastomosis is still a risk factor for causing neurologic injury postoperatively. Hence, our endeavor to fabricate an obturator to perform the proximal anastomosis without side-clamping the aorta is described. METHODS From July 2002 to February 2003, we… 

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