Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 26th, 2005
"The HEARTSTRING is a device designed to enable the creation of a clampless hand-sewn proximal anastomosis," surgeons in Germany explained.
In a study conducted by C. Vicol and coauthors at the University of Munich, "76 patients who underwent myocardial revascularization had 113 proximal anastomoses created by the HEARTSTRING."
"Fifty-five procedures were performed on cardiopulmonary bypass and 21, off pump," the scientists noted. "Of 114 intended proximal anastomoses, 113 (99.1%) were successfully performed using the HEARTSTRING."
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