On-pump/beating-heart myocardial protection for isolated or combined coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with severe left ventricle dysfunction: Assessment of myocardial function and clinical outcome

Gulcan O., Turkoz R., Turkoz A., Caliskan E., Sezgin A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.8, no.3, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041166
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Background: Myocardial protection in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is still a surgical dilemma. Preoperative myocardial infarction (MI) and postoperative low output syndrome are serious complications in cases of inadequate protection of the heart, which has limited myocardial reserve. The aim of this study was to evaluate myocardial function and clinical outcome after on-pump/beating-heart CABG in patients with severe LV dysfunction.