Extending the boundaries of no-touch aorta technique usage for coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with diseased ascending aorta


Guelcan O., Tuerkoez R., Demirturk O. S. , Oguzkurt L., Tuerkoez A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.49, ss.351-357, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.351-357

Özet

Aim. Atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta is a leading cause of cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) in patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, the ascending aorta is considered untouchable only in cases of severe calcification. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the no-touch aorta technique (NAT) on morbidity and mortality with an extension of indication to any degree of atherosclerotic disease is detected on the ascending aorta.