A simple technique for reinforcing the aortoprosthetic anastomosis has been developed with use of a prosthetic cuff. No time is wasted obtaining hemostasis, and blood loss is minimized at the time of aortic clamp release. A study of these cuffed anastomoses in dogs shows tissue ingrowth in both prosthetic layers.
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