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Clamps, Surgical, Vascular, Artery, Pulmonary

Definition : Vascular surgical clamps designed for the gradual atraumatic compression of the pulmonary artery during open-surgery procedures, usually to cause total or partial temporary occlusion (i.e., coarctation). These clamps are typically handheld, manual instruments with two movable prongs at the distal end that are operated by rotation of the handle using a threaded mechanism. Dedicated pulmonary artery clamps are available for controlled gradual occlusion and/or for hemostasis of the artery.

Entry Terms : "Pulmonary Artery Clamps, Surgical"

UMDC code : 21233

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