HOW I DO IT : Off-Pump Myocardial Revascularization. The Single-Suture Technique: How to Avoid Any Complication


  • Giuseppe D'Arrigo
  • Antonio Scolaro
  • Alberto Lomeo



To achieve a good exposure of coronary arteries, the singlesuture
technique allows a good exposure of the circumflex
territory. This suture may injure the organs situated behind
the pericardium. We suggest placing a single suture of silk in
the oblique sinus to allow a good elevation of the posterior
pericardium before placing the single suture. This simple and
inexpensive method avoids any damage to the structures
behind the pericardium.


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How to Cite

D’Arrigo, G., Scolaro, A., & Lomeo, A. (2005). HOW I DO IT : Off-Pump Myocardial Revascularization. The Single-Suture Technique: How to Avoid Any Complication. The Heart Surgery Forum, 6(1), E10-E11.