Scientists say that they have developed a unique device that will enable doctors to perform heart bypass surgery without stopping the Heart. The device which is similar to stapler is used for mending blood vessels, using strong staples makes it possible to quickly and safely restore blood vessels and it reduces the post operative period, researchers said.
The main advantage is it's reliability, it patches up the blood vessels in no time, it is very easy to learn how to use the stapler. It can be used during abdominal surgery to patch up blood vessels and other hollow body organs, including aortic aneurisms or during intestinal surgery said Sergei Prokoshkin from National University of Science and Technology MISIS in Russia.
A normal bypass surgery lasts four to five hours, with doctors having to stop the heart. This enables lengthy post operative rehabilitation, researchers said. Doctors are unable to restart a patient’s heart in 5 per cent of all cases, they said.
The stitching instrument developed by researchers and their colleagues from Australia’s Endogene Globetek medical company allows doctors to operate on the heart while it beats. Surgeons can simply make two holes through it and put the bypass in place instead of sawing the breast bone apart.The complete operation lasts just one hour, and the patient can be discharged the next day, researchers said.