bypassing open heart surgery
The story behind
The AMT solution is based on a similar solution for the brain, the so-called ELANA (Excimer
Laser Assisted Non-occlusive Anastomosis) technique. This ELANA brain solution
was introduced to the market by Elana bv, a company earlier founded by the CEO
The innovative ELANA procedure is designed and developed in such a way, that it could be applicable both in open chest and totally endoscopic procedure setting without the need of
stopping the heart for even a moment. Our specifically designed connector and
laser catheter allow us to make this possible. The new ELANA Heart Bypass system will soon be used in patients, in an open chest setting first.
How does it work in theory?
*The TECAB solution described in the video is our vision for minimally invasive CABG procedures. Currently, the ELANA Heart Bypass is still being developed in an open chest setting.
How does it work in practice?
“Connectors are very helpful to perform an anastomosis in a very tiny challenging environment which you face in a Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass (TECAB) surgery. The development of connectors will bring the TECAB up to another level”
Prof. Stephan Jacobs
Cardiothoracic Surgery at the German Heart Center