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.
|Pages (from-to)||94 - 95|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Heart Lung and Circulation|
|Issue number||Suppl. 3|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|