Coronary surgery: devices for proximal anastomosis


In this chapter we review the most recent technologies allowing the construction of the side-to-end anastomosis between ascending aorta and conduit, either vein or artery. For each device, we describe the technical characteristics (device design), report the published results of the most important experimental and clinical studies (experimental work up and clinical results) and conclude the device’s presentation with specific observations that could help the reader to better understand its values and limits (comments).


Wall Shear Stress Vein Graft Pulsatility Index Proximal Anastomosis Coronary Surgery 
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