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Coronary Anastomosis Simulation: Directed Interventions to Optimize Success

Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Jatin Anand, MD, Julie Doberne, MD, PhD, Charles M. Wojnarski, MD, MS, Peter K. Smith, MD, Brittany A. Zwischenberger, MD.

The authors implemented a prospective longitudinal, residency-wide coronary anastomosis simulation curriculum providing each participant with a low-fidelity coronary anastomosis simulator, high-quality instruments, and faculty mentor. They demonstrate at 1 year of follow-up improve anastomosis times and technical skills. A great model for programs to adapt to enhance their institution's simulation curriculum. 

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