Radial Artery-to-Aorta Anastomoses Using Symmetry Aortic Connectors: Two Cases

  • F. Clark Sauls

Abstract

Symmetry aortic connectors (St. Jude Medical, Minneapolis, MN, USA) present a new alternative to hand-sewn proximal vein graft anastomoses. This report of 2 cases documents the feasibility of using these connectors for radial artery grafts as well.

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Published
2005-01-04
How to Cite
Sauls, F. C. (2005). Radial Artery-to-Aorta Anastomoses Using Symmetry Aortic Connectors: Two Cases. The Heart Surgery Forum, 7(1), E16-E18. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1097
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