CTSNet Step-by-Step Series: Proximal Anastomosis

<p>This video demonstrates a proximal anastomosis, attaching a graft vessel to the aorta in a coronary artery bypass graft procedure. The authors break the anastomosis into five steps: preparation, creating the aortic hole, cutting the graft, parachuting the graft onto the aorta, and completing the anastomosis.<br></p> <p><strong>Suggested Reading</strong></p><ol><li>Doty DB, Doty JR. <em>Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique</em>. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2012:406-407.</li></ol>

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