Pericardiectomy using the starfish heart positioner

Aubrey Anthony Almeida, Jaser Al-Shawawreh, Adam Zimmet

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We describe the use of the Starfish 2 heart positioning device as an aid to performing pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis. Whilst mainly a tool for off-pump coronary artery surgery, the Starfish device allows excellent cardiac positioning and haemodynamic stability during pericadiectomy via median sternotomy, without the need for cardiopulmonary bypass.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94 - 95
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue numberSuppl. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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