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Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Feb;93(2):682-3. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.09.067.

A novel cardiac positioning device for left main coronary artery stenosis.

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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow, India.


Significant hemodynamic alterations often occur during off-pump coronary artery bypass operations. Historically, left main coronary artery stenosis has been excluded from off-pump coronary artery bypass operations because of this concern. Many articles in recent times support off-pump operations in left main coronary artery (LMCA) stenosis. We describe here a safe and effective method to reduce the incidence of hemodynamic changes during beating heart surgery in patients with LMCA stenosis.

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