bypassing open heart surgery
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 aim to create a technique with less risks, less recovery time and more comfort.
*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.
A look into the future
The ELANA technique is currently performed as open-heart surgery. However, the final goal is for the ELANA Heart Bypass to be be performed, in the future, with a minimally invasive approach. The comparison that follows between the current Coronary Bypass and the minimally invasive AMT ELANA TECAB solution refers to the ideal future scenario. See the advantages by yourself!
‘‘With the use of a connector we are able to perform a reproducible anastomosis”
dr. Patrick Klein
Cardiothoracic surgeon at St Antonius Hospital
in the Netherlands