Porcelain Aorta in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Operations: An Alternative Approach

  • Giuseppe Rescigno
  • Pier Maria Pensa
  • Mauro Muti
  • Mario Chiarella
  • Mario Chiarella
  • Mario Chiarella

Abstract

Porcelain aorta represents a serious condition for coronary artery bypass graft operations. Here we describe a simple technique to avoid any aortic manipulation during an off-pump coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The right internal thoracic artery is used as the source of blood inflow for single or sequential venous grafts. We have used this technique with good results in 5 elderly patients with eggshell aorta.

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Published
2005-02-07
How to Cite
Rescigno, G., Pensa, P. M., Muti, M., Chiarella, M., Chiarella, M., & Chiarella, M. (2005). Porcelain Aorta in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Operations: An Alternative Approach. The Heart Surgery Forum, 6(3), E48-E49. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.546
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