Cardiac or open-heart surgery is surgery on the heart, muscles, valves or arteries of the heart. Cardiac surgical accessories are a vital part of surgical intervention. Surgery is often used to treat complications of ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, rheumatic heart disease and atherosclerosis. The most common procedure performed by cardiac surgeons to treat these conditions is a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).
Cardiac surgical accessories are key to these types of procedures. The patient is in supine position with a roll placed in the interscapular region, extending the neck and elevating the sternal notch and under the thigh when the leg vein is harvested. Cardiac surgical table accessories and positioning aids are necessary for improved surgical site access for the surgical team.