CTSNet Step-by-Step Series: Proximal Anastomosis
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.
- Doty DB, Doty JR. Cardiac Surgery: Operative Technique. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2012:406-407.