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Coronary artery bypass grafting on the beating heart using the Octopus method.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Chirurgica Belgica
0001-5458
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
100
Issue
5
Pages
220–225
Identifiers
PMID: 11143325
Source
Medline

Abstract

Coronary artery bypass using the Octopus heart stabilizing device proved to be a safe and effective technique resulting in complete revascularization in group A patients with no mortality. Incomplete revascularization may offer a substantial benefit to patients who cannot tolerate cardiopulmonary bypass due to poor general condition. We prefer median sternotomy, allowing precise harvesting of the internal mammary artery and more precise anastomoses without increased morbidity.

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