04368736 is referenced by 427 patents and cites 5 patents.

Anastomotic fitting for coronary artery bypass graft surgery having an assembly of components including a flanged tube having a longitudinal hole running therethrough and projections extending outwardly therefrom, an aortic wall attachment ring having a plurality of dual-tined anchors positioned about spacers on a closed ring, a graft fixation collaring having two component parts and having recessed circumferential grooves for accepting springs, ligatures, or split-ring clamps. At surgical implantation, all components of the anastomotic fitting engage together forming an integral anastomotic fitting where the flange of the flanged tube engages against an inside wall of an aorta, the tines engage the aortic wall from the outside wall of the aorta, and a saphenous vein or vascular graft engages between the tube and the graft fixation collar.

Title
Anastomotic fitting
Application Number
6/207677
Publication Number
4368736
Application Date
November 17, 1980
Publication Date
January 18, 1983
Inventor
Robert L Kaster
2730 Vagabond La., Plymouth, 55447
MN, US
Agent
Hugh D Jaeger
IPC
A61B 17/11
View Original Source