A practical and inexpensive proximal anastomosis technique in calcified aorta
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CitationYalçınkaya, A., Diken, A. İ., Yılmaz, S., Çağlı, K. (2017). A practical and inexpensive proximal anastomosis technique in calcified aorta. General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 65(1), 63-66.
Patients with severely calcified aorta have high risk of atheroemboli and bleeding during cardiac surgery. Clamping the ascending aorta to initiate cardiac arrest or to perform proximal anastomosis is a challenging problem. Beating heart coronary artery bypass grafting without aortic clamping is usually accepted as the best solution. Herein, we present a feasible and inexpensive proximal anastomosis technique without using aortic clamps for patients with severely atherosclerotic aorta. © 2016, The Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery.