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Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e3181f022b1
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A Completely Detachable Aortic Clamping Instrument for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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

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Abstract

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.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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