Simple technique of left heart bypass

Scott D. Lick, Vincent R. Conti, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Mark Kurusz

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Left heart bypass is typically established by left atrial appendage cannulation. We report a technique using inferior pulmonary vein cannulation, which is technically simpler. We have used this technique in 20 cases with reliable venous inflow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1555-1556
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Lick, S. D., Conti, V. R., Zwischenberger, J. B., & Kurusz, M. (1996). Simple technique of left heart bypass. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 61(5), 1555-1556.