Article Abstract

The proximalization of the arch anastomosis

Authors: Tohru Asai, Tomoaki Suzuki, Takeshi Kinoshita


This viewpoint article and the detailed surgical techniques are demonstrated in our video (Figure 1). Open surgery for total aortic arch replacement is an established operation (2-4), however it has proven technically demanding due to the narrowness of access to such a deep site as the distal arch.