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Scientific Literature

PAS-Port® Systems

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 30. [Epub ahead of print]. Morphological Evaluation of Proximal Anastomosis by PAS-Port® System in Patients with Long-Term Patent Grafts. Kawasaki M1, Fujii T, Hara M, Sasaki Y, Katayanagi T, Okuma S, Watanabe Y.

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2014 Jul 11. [Epub ahead of print]. The fate at mid-term follow-up of the on-pump vs. off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Nardi P1, Pellegrino A, Bassano C, Mani R, Chiariello GA, Zeitani J, Chiariello L.

J Card Surg. 2014 May;29(3):325-32. Five-year clinical outcome and patency rate of device-dependent venous grafts after clampless OPCAB with PAS-port automated proximal anastomosis: the PAPA Study. Bassano C, Bovio E, Sperandio M, Uva F, Farinaccio A, Prati P, Chiariello L.

Kyobu Geka. 2012 Mar;65(3):245-8. [Reoperative off-pump coronary revascularization via left thoracotomy using the PAS-Port system to the descending thoracic aorta: report of a case]. Kurumisawa S1, Kaminishi Y, Muraoka A, Aizawa K, Sakano Y, Ohki S, Saito T, Konishi H, Misawa Y.

J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2013 Jun;54(3):389-95. Epub 2012 Nov 9. Clinical outcome of the PAS-Port® proximal anastomosis system in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in 201 patients. Verberkmoes NJ1, Mokhles MM, Bramer S, Van Straten AH, Ter Woorst JF, Maessen JG, Berreklouw E.

Circulation. 2012 Sep 11;126(11 Suppl 1):S176-82. Clampless off-pump versus conventional coronary artery revascularization: a propensity score analysis of 788 patients. Börgermann J1, Hakim K, Renner A, Parsa A, Aboud A, Becker T, Masshoff M, Zittermann A, Gummert JF, Kuss O.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Oct;16(5):367-9. Redo CABG for ACS via the left thoracotomy using the PAS-port system to the descending thoracic aorta: a case report. Watanabe Y1, Fujii T, Hara M, Sasaki Y, Katayanagi T, Shiono N, Koyama N.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Nov;90(5):1507-13. Sutureless proximal anastomosis using the PAS-Port system: six-month patency and five-year follow-up in "all-comers". Demertzis S1, Trunfio R, Faletra F, Wyttenbach R, Siclari F.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 Jan;39(1):49-52. PAS-Port® clampless proximal anastomotic device for coronary bypass surgery in porcelain aorta. Dohmen G1, Hatam N, Goetzenich A, Mahnken A, Autschbach R, Spillner J.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Jul;138(1):125-32. Epub 2009 Mar 26. Evaluation of the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System in coronary artery bypass surgery (the EPIC trial). Puskas JD1, Halkos ME, Balkhy H, Caskey M, Connolly M, Crouch J, Diegeler A, Gummert J, Harringer W, Subramanian V, Sutter F, Matschke K; EPIC Trial Investigators.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Jun;87(6):1910-3. Use of skeletonized radial artery graft with the PAS-Port proximal anastomotic device. Yamaguchi S, Watanabe G, Tomita S, Ohtake H, Nagamine H, Iino K.

Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;57(2):79-86. Study of coronary artery bypass using the PAS-Port device: assessment by multidetector computed tomography. Fujii T1, Watanabe Y, Shiono N, Ozawa T, Hamada S, Masuhara H, Teramoto C, Hara M, Koyama N.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Feb;137(2):503-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.03.006. Epub 2008 May 19. Midterm patency rate after saphenous vein grafting with a PAS-Port device. Kai M1, Hanyu M, Soga Y, Nomoto T, Nakano J, Matsuo T, Kawato M, Okabayashi H.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May;85(5):1584-5. Twelve-month patency with the PAS-port proximal connector device: a single center prospective randomized trial. Invited commentary. Bergsland J.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May;85(5):1579-84. Twelve-month patency with the PAS-port proximal connector device: a single center prospective randomized trial. Kempfert J, Opfermann UT, Richter M, Bossert T, Mohr FW, Gummert JF.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2005 Aug;4(4):341-3. Epub 2005 May 2. A case of ostial stenosis with the PAS-Port proximal anastomosis system in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Izutani H1, Yoshitatsu M, Kawamoto J, Katayama K.

Heart Surg Forum. 2007;10(4):E315-6. How I do it: traction of ascending aorta with starfish heart positioner during proximal saphenous vein graft anastomosis using the PAS-Port system in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Nishida S1, Kikuchi Y, Watanabe G, Shintani Y, Ito S, Tabata S, Kawachi K.

Heart Surg Forum. 2007;10(2):E141-2. How I do it: modified technique for vein preparation using the SaphLITE retractor and PAS-Port system. Yasuda T1, Watanabe G, Kawachi K.

Kyobu Geka. 2006 Nov;59(12):1051-5 [Early results of new style aortosaphenous vein graft connector in coronary artery bypass grafting]. Aoki K, Sugimoto T, Yamamoto K, Katsu H, Kuwabara A, Yoshii S, Kasuya S.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Nov;82(5):1889-91. Successful coronary revascularization using the PAS-Port system in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis and Behcet's disease. Iino K, Tomita S, Higashidani K, Ujiie T, Arai S, Watanabe G.

Kyobu Geka. 2006 Aug;59(9):817-9. Stepwise technique of the proximal anastomosis with the new proximal anastomotic system for the prevention of kinking of the graft]. Kawata T1, Hamada Y, Nakayama Y.

Heart Surg Forum. 2006;9(2):E568-71. Prospective, randomized study on the use of the cardica PAS-port aortic connector system in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Lahtinen J, Biancari F, Ojala R, Mosorin M, Cresti R, Rainio P, Anttila V, Lepojärvi M, Juvonen T.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2006 Jan;81(1):90-6. Six-month angiographic follow-up of the PAS-Port II clinical trial. Gummert JF1, Demertzis S, Matschke K, Kappert U, Anssar M, Siclari F, Falk V, Alderman EL, Harringer W.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 May;83(5):1679-83. Predictors of early postoperative cerebral infarction after isolated off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Kotoh K1, Fukahara K, Doi T, Nagura S, Misaki T.

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C-Port® System

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2013;2013:mmt019. Anastomotic devices in coronary artery surgery: it is about the anastomosis? Patel NC, Heml JM.

Innovations (Phila). 2009 Jan;4(1):9-12. The current status of anastomotic devices for coronary artery bypass surgery. Puskas JD.

J Vasc Surg. 2011 Feb;53(2):531-3. Creating arteriovenous fistula using an automatic anastomotic device. Argiriou M1, Paralikas I, Anagnostakou V, Panagiotakopoulos V, Argiriou O, Charitos C.

Innovations 2010;5:109–113. Early Patency Evaluation of New Distal Anastomotic Device in Internal Mammary Artery Grafts Using Computed Tomography Angiography. Husam H. Balkhy, MD, L. Samuel Wann, MD, and Susan Arnsdorf, RN

Ann Thorac Surg 2011;92:821-827. Integrating Coronary Anastomotic Connectors and Robotics Toward a Totally Endoscopic Beating Heart Approach: Review of 120 Cases. Husam H. Balkhy, L. Samuel Wann, Dorothy Krienbring and Susan E. Arnsdorf

J Neurosurg. 2008 Mar;108(3):567-74. Automated end-to-side anastomosis to the middle cerebral artery: a feasibility study. Bregy A1, Alfieri A, Demertzis S, Mordasini P, Jetzer AK, Kuhlen D, Schaffner T, Dacey R, Steiger HJ, Reinert M.

Innovations (Phila). 2007 Sep;2(5):245-50. Prospective evaluation of patency and early experience utilizing an automated distal anastomosis device (C-port). Cai TH1, Acuff TE, Randolph Bolton JW, Dizney LR, Poon M.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Mar;77(3):1110-20. Clinical experience with devices for facilitated anastomoses in coronary artery bypass surgery. Carrel TP1, Eckstein FS, Englberger L, Berdat PA, Schmidli J.

J Neurosurg. 2008 Sep;109(3):559-64. Automated, compliant, high-flow common carotid to middle cerebral artery bypass. Dacey RG1, Zipfel GJ, Ashley WW, Chicoine MR, Reinert M.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2008 Nov;36(5):559-61. A new surgical approach for exclusion of renal artery aneurysms avoiding organ ischemia. Trunfio R, Demertzis S, van den Berg JC, Siclari F.

J Neurosurg. 2009 Jul;111(1):181-7. C-Port Flex-A-assisted automated anastomosis for high-flow extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery in patients with symptomatic carotid artery occlusion: a feasibility study. Clinical article. Hänggi D1, Reinert M, Steiger HJ.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Jun;12(6):993-7; The impact of competitive flow on distal coronary flow and on graft flow during coronary artery bypass surgery. Tsirikos Karapanos N1, Suddendorf SH, Li Z, Huebner M, Joyce LD, Park SJ.

Artif Organs. 2010 Mar;34(3):239-41. Is it possible to create a "mechanical" arteriovenous fistula in hemodialysis patients? Lo Monte AI1, Buscemi G.

Circulation. 2006 Aug 8;114(6):606-14. New technology for surgical coronary revascularization. Martens TP1, Argenziano M, Oz MC.

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Dec;130(6):1645-52. The Cardica C-Port System: clinical and angiographic evaluation of a new device for automated, compliant distal anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafting surgery--a multicenter prospective clinical trial. Matschke KE1, Gummert JF, Demertzis S, Kappert U, Anssar MB, Siclari F, Falk V, Alderman EL, Detter C, Reichenspurner H, Harringer W.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jun;59(4):222-6. The C-Port xV® vascular anastomosis system: results from an animal trial. Kappert U1, Ouda A, Virmani R, Mettler D, Matschke K, Demertzis S.

Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 May;85(5):1828-36. Coronary connector devices: analysis of 1,469 anastomoses in 1,216 patients. Suyker WJ1, Borst C.

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Minimally Invasive CABG Surgery

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2011;92:821-827. Husam H. Balkhy, MD, Samuel Wann, MD, Dorothy Krienbring, RN, Susan E. Arnsdorf, RN. "Integrating Coronary Anastomotic Connectors and Robotics Toward a Totally Endoscopic Beating Heart Approach: Review of 120 Cases.

Innovations. 2005; 1: 3-27. Puskas J, Cheng D, Knight J, Angelini G, DeCannier A, Dullum M, Martin J, Ochi M, Patel N, Sim E, Trehan N, Zamvar V. Off-pump versus conventional coronary artery bypass grafting: a metaanalysis and consensus statement from the 2004 ISMICS Consensus Conference.

Thorac Surg. 2009;88:1142-7. Puskas J, Thourani V, Kilgo P, Cooper W, Vassiliades T, et al. Off-pump coronary artery bypass disproportionately benefits high-risk patients. Ann

Circulation. 2004; 110, (suppl II ):II -1-II -6. Mack MJ, Brown P, Houser F, Katz M, Kugelmass A, Simon A, Battaglia S, Tarkingon L, Culler S, Becker E. On-pump versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery in a matched sample outcome of women. A comparison of outcomes.

Thorac Surg. 2003; 76:1510-15.Reston JT, Tregear SJ, Turkelson CM. Meta-analysis of short term and mid-term outcomes following off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann

Anesthesiology. 2005; 102:188-203. Cheng DC, Bainbridge D, Martin JE, Novick RJ, The Evidencebased Perioperative Outcomes Research Group. Does off-pump coronary artery bypass reduce mortality, morbidity, and resource utilization when compared with conventional coronary artery bypass? A meta-analysis of randomized trials.

Circulation. 2009; 120:S78-S84. McGinn JT, Usman S, Lapierre H., Pothula VR, Mesana TG, Ruel M. Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting: dual center experience in 450 consecutive patients.



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