How I do it: Traction of Ascending Aorta with Starfish Heart Positioner During Proximal Saphenous Vein Graft Anastomosis Using the PAS-Port System in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Authors

  • Satoru Nishida
  • Yujiro Kikuchi
  • Go Watanabe
  • Yoshiko Shintani
  • Shigeki Ito
  • Shigeki Tabata
  • Kenji Kawachi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071072

Abstract

The PAS-Port system allows for the rapid deployment of a clampless proximal anastomosis between a saphenous vein graft and the aorta. We have developed a simple technique of establishing traction of the ascending aorta with the Starfish heart positioner during proximal saphenous vein anastomosis using the PAS-Port system in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting.

References

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Published

2007-06-04

How to Cite

Nishida, S., Kikuchi, Y., Watanabe, G., Shintani, Y., Ito, S., Tabata, S., & Kawachi, K. (2007). How I do it: Traction of Ascending Aorta with Starfish Heart Positioner During Proximal Saphenous Vein Graft Anastomosis Using the PAS-Port System in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. The Heart Surgery Forum, 10(4), E315-E316. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20071072

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