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Chirurgia 2007 February;20(1):63-4

language: English

Modified shunt-shuffle technique for intracoronary shunt for off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery

Agostini M., Fino C., Boffini M., Grossi C.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery Santa Croce Hospital, Cuneo, Italy


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“Shunt shuffle” technique was proposed to allow a rapid, atraumatic and easy insertion of intracoronary shunt for off-pump coronary artery bypass. In this technique, when the arteriotomy is performed on a large coronary artery, a large blood flow can make a precise incision of the vessel difficult and can lead to a significant blood loss. We describe a modification to this technique which allows a precise arteriotomy to be performed in a bloodless field.

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