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Is the GraftConnector a valid alternative to running suture in end-to-side coronary arteries anastomoses?



Is the GraftConnector a valid alternative to running suture in end-to-side coronary arteries anastomoses?



Annals of Thoracic Surgery 72(3): S999-1003



An animal study was carried out to compare long-term patency rates of coronary anastomoses performed with the GraftConnector versus running suture technique. 10 sheep, 45 to 55 kg, underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (right internal mammary artery to left anterior descending artery). In 5 animals, the anastomosis was performed with a GraftConnector and in 5 animals with 7-0 running suture. Intraoperative fluoroscopy and a fluoroscopic control at 6 months were performed. After 6 months, the animals were sacrificed and the anastomoses were examined histologically. All animals survived at 6 months with 100% anastomosis patency rates in both groups. In the GraftConnector group, the anastomosis diameter at 6 months fluoroscopy was 118% of native left anterior descending artery versus 97% of the control group. Luminal anastomotic width at histology was 1.7 +/- 0.2 mm in the device group versus 1.6 +/- 0.1 mm in the control group. Mean intimal hyperplasia thickness was 0.21 +/- 0.1 mm in the device group versus 0.01 mm in the control group. The GraftConnector provides a consistent and reproducible coronary artery anastomosis and reduces technical demand and manual dexterity in coronary operations. Long-term results demonstrate that off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting performed with the GraftConnector had the same patency rate and luminal width as those performed with running suture.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0003-4975(01)02953-8


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