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A Completely Detachable Aortic Clamping Instrument for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Glauber, Mattia MD; Karimov, Jamshid H. MD, PhD

Innovations:Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery: July-August 2010 - Volume 5 - Issue 4 - p 309-310
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e3181f022b1

A minimally invasive cardiac surgery is becoming more popular and is still undergoing a refinement of surgical techniques and dedicated instrumentarium as well. New specifically designed instruments are quintessence of safe surgery with improving operative outcomes and comfortable operator-oriented working conditions. In this article, we attempt to present our early clinical experience with a new aortic clamping instrument specifically developed for limited single-access minimally invasive valve surgery.


From the Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, “G. Pasquinucci” Heart Hospital, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Massa, Italy.

Accepted for publication April 30, 2010.

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