Saturday, February 24, 2007

Video Slideshow of Heart Bypass Surgery

A fairly well-done (but perhaps graphic for some) video slideshow of coronary bypass surgery was reported by the New York Times and demonstrates some aspects of "beating heart" bypass including the harvesting of the left internal mammary artery and use of Guidant's (now Boston Scientific's) Acrobat Mechanical Off-Pump System that is used to lift and stabilize the heart for sewing of the grafts.


1 comment:

scalpel said...

That was really cool, thanks for the link.