A New Proximal Anastomosis Technique In Two Patients With Severely Calcified Aorta

Hokenek F., Gursoy M., Ozgol I., Gulcan F., Kinoglu B.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.92, no.5, pp.1914-1916, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.05.039
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1914-1916
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A severely calcified aorta carries a high risk of atheroemboli and bleeding for cardiac surgery with an incidence range of 14% to 29%. Various techniques were described avoiding cannulation and clamping of the aorta. Nowadays, the no-touch beating heart technique seems to be the best alternative in patients with calcific aorta. Herein, we present a closed proximal anastomosis technique in this high-risk patient group. (Ann Thorac Surg 2011;92:1914-6) (C) 2011 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons