A Review of Anastamotic SVG devices
Proximal anastomotic connectors have been developed to facilitate the anastomosis between the saphenous vein graft (SVG) and the ascending aorta without the use of a partially occluding clamp.
The rationale for development of such technology was primarily to minimize the potential for embolization of aortic atheromatous debris.
In addition, such devices promise to reduce the time required for the construction of the anastomosis (four to 5 minutes by manual suture technique) and potentially improve the quality of the resulting anastomosis by standardizing operator technique
The Cyclone Vein Anastamosis System