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A modified frozen elephant trunk hybrid device to facilitate supra-aortic trunk anastomosis
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  • Paolo Masiello,
  • Generoso Mastrogiovanni,
  • Pierpaolo Chivasso,
  • Donato Triggiani,
  • Francesco Cafarelli,
  • Severino Iesu
Paolo Masiello
University Hospital 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona'
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Generoso Mastrogiovanni
University Hospital 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona'
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Pierpaolo Chivasso
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d'Aragona'
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Donato Triggiani
University Hospital 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona'
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Francesco Cafarelli
University Hospital 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona'
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Severino Iesu
University Hospital 'San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi d’Aragona'
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Abstract

Reimplantation of the supra-aortic vessels can be challenging with Thoraflex Hybrid. A device modification made the vessel lengths more appropriate and the position of the neo-vessels in the chest avoided malpositioning and kinking and facilitated sternum closure; this may improve operating times as well as allowing complete and continuous cerebral trivascular perfusion and corrects positioning of the intrathoracic vessels.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

03 Sep 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
05 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
05 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
06 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major