Ann Thorac Surg 1992;53:709-710
© 1992 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Saphenous bicephalic aortocoronary graft in the treatment of right coronary bifurcation stenosis
Georges Popoff, MD*,
Nabil Saad, MD,
Fernando Diaz, MD
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Arnault Tzanck Institute, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France
Accepted for publication December 16, 1991.
* Address reprint request to to Dr Popoff, Arnault Tzanck Institute, Saint-Laurent-du-Var 06700, France.
We describe a surgical maneuver suitable for stenosis of the bifurcation of the right coronary artery. The distal end of a saphenous vein graft is prepared to obtain a two-headed shape. The anastomosis achieves enlargement of the bifurcation, providing complete distal revascularization.
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