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bypassing open heart surgery

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A million patients are treated with a coronary bypass each year. During this surgery the entire chest and ribcage must be split open to allow access to the heart. 

During this procedure, the chest area is fully exposed to bacteria and the patient may suffer from internal bleeding. When finished, the wound is sutured together and has to heal for quite some time, with a large scar remaining afterwards. So, for the patient this is a lot to deal with.

We create a technique with less risks, less recovery time and more comfort.


How does AMT's ELANA Coronary Bypass work?

Thanks to our specially designed technique, we can perform the entire heart bypass operation through small incisions in the chest. 

This is obviously great for the patient, because the normally opened chest can stay totally closed. Inside, a blocked blood vessel is bypassed by using a donor vessel, which is usually taken from around the same area. By using our special clips, the donor vessel is connected behind the blockage and is then opened, to allow blood to flow through the newly made path. The only thing required by the patient is a short time to let the openings heal before going back to normal life. 


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