Proximal Anastomotic Device Malfunction: Salvage Using Alternative Option

Vipin Dulam, Jim McCarthy, Dmitri Guvakov, Mohammed A. Kashem, Yoshiya Toyoda, Suresh Keshavamurthy

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Embolic stroke is a major complication of cardiac surgery and there have been multiple methods developed to reduce this risk. Recent technology has produced 2 primary devices for producing a bloodless and clampless field to perform aortocoronary graft anastomosis. We present a case with a Class V aorta, deployment failure of one device after aortic punch, and salvage of the aortotomy with the other device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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