An Alternative Technique of Proximal Anastomosis in Patients with an Atherosclerotic Ascending Aorta
AbstractCoronary artery bypass grafting operations in patients with an atherosclerotic ascending aorta are still associated with an increased risk of cerebral embolism and mortality despite previously described techniques. Here we present an alternative technique for the construction of a proximal anastomosis avoiding aortic clamping and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
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