A Simple Training Model for Coronary Artery Anastomoses

Authors

  • Yoshiyuki Tokuda
  • Min-Ho Song

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061101

Abstract

To provide supplementary training for trainee cardiac surgeons, a simple method is required to simulate coronary anastomoses. By stretching 2 gloves over a towel, a model can be made that can be used to simulate a small coronary arteriotomy (including anterior and posterior walls). The graft can also be simulated using the fingers of the gloves.

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Published

2006-10-09

How to Cite

Tokuda, Y., & Song, M.-H. (2006). A Simple Training Model for Coronary Artery Anastomoses. The Heart Surgery Forum, 9(6), E880-E882. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20061101

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