Coronary reimplantation in aortic root replacement: A method to avoid tension

Stephen Westaby, Takahiro Katsumata, Giuseppe Vaccari

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Abstract

We describe a technique to relieve tension on the reimplanted right coronary button during aortic root replacement. A hood is fashioned from autogenous aorta or pericardium to provide a funnel inflow to the coronary ostium. The technique can be used either electively or as a rescue maneuver in the event of right ventricular ischemia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1177
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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