A New Technique for Composite Graft Preparation in Aortic Root Replacement

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Anjo Kosei Hospital, Anjo, Japan)

Yasuhiro Sawada Shunsuke Sakamoto Kazuya Fujinaga
Nin Tanaka Toru Mizumoto
We report the Lampshade Technique:a new technique using Carbo-Seal Valsalva(Sorin Biomedica, Saluggia, Italy)to facilitate preparation of a composite graft. A Bentall operation and an ascending aorta replacement were performed with a composite graft using a Carbo-Seal Valsalva. This new technique can be considered useful as it can reduce the time required for preparing a composite graft, and create a skirt portion for continuous suturing to prevent bleeding.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 41:247-249(2012)

Keywords:aortic root replacement, composite graft