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Development of SIMS (Simple Indigenous Metallic Stabilizer) for OPCAB

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DOI: 10.4236/wjcd.2019.95028    41 Downloads   57 Views

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Development of a simple, reusable stabilizer for beating heart surgery has been long overdue. Every time a disposable stabilizer is used and discarded, we add to the carbon footprint we leave behind. We had been working on developing such a stabilizer, and had finally come up with a simple indigenous (reusable) metallic stabilizer (SIMS). We have used it for over 600 consecutive off pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) with excellent results. The anatomy of the stabilizer is described here along with a comparison of this stabilizer with the commercially available one.

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Vettath, M. , Venkatachalam, K. , Gangadharan, N. , Ravisankar, M. , Koroth, S. and Raman, G. (2019) Development of SIMS (Simple Indigenous Metallic Stabilizer) for OPCAB. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, 9, 324-330. doi: 10.4236/wjcd.2019.95028.

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