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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041166
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM

Abstract

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.