News | January 29, 2008

Surgeons Tie In C-Port with CABG Procedures at STS

January 30, 2008 - Cardica Inc.’s C-Port Distal Anastomosis Systems will be used in two courses to train cardiothoracic surgeons at the 2008 STS University, during the 44th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

In addition to the C-Port systems, the PAS-Port Proximal Anastomosis System will also be shown. Cardica’s C-Port systems are designed to allow surgeons to automate distal anastomosis, replacing traditional hand-sewn sutures.

Among the 11 courses that will be offered during STS University, Cardica's products will be used in conjunction with other products to train surgeons in the following:

“Advanced Coronary Revascularization Techniques,” directed by John D. Puskas, M.D. This course on advanced CABG techniques will provide an update on recent advances in surgical management of coronary artery disease. It will include presentations on advanced techniques in arterial revascularization; off-pump revascularization; non-sternotomy approaches to coronary revascularization; and anastomotic connectors.

“Advanced Skills Set for Cardiothoracic Residents,” directed by Robert A. Guyton, M.D. In this course, senior surgical faculty with specialization in coronary and valvular heart disease will cover the technical aspects associated with reoperative CABG, aortic valve replacement and mitral valve repair. Hands-on laboratory experience will include new technologies in the performance of proximal and distal coronary anastomoses, performance of a variety of mechanical and bioprosthetic aortic valves, and performance of a variety of new and classic mitral valve repair techniques.

For more information: www.cardica.com

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