Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
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August 7, 2018
The authors detail the procedure for a central cannulation in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
Highlighting Recent Research: Preoperative Renal Functional Reserve Predicts Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery
June 29, 2018
Research published recently in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests a new approach for evaluating a patient’s risk for acute kidney injury before they undergo cardiac surgery.
June 28, 2018
Gianni Angelini of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK discusses the persisting need for a randomized controlled trial evaluating minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation.
June 21, 2018
Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
May 8, 2018
This Three-Minute Review includes illustrations and flow charts to help simplify recalling the essential concepts and criteria of cardiopulmonary bypass.
May 3, 2018
Kyriakos Anastasiadis of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece discusses the advances, definition, and benefits of minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation.
February 8, 2018
Mark Bennett of the Southwest Cardiothoracic Unit in Plymouth, UK, discusses biomarkers for problems during cardiopulmonary bypass.
Highlighting Recent Research: Impact of Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circuits on Octogenarians Undergoing CABG
December 6, 2017
Research published recently in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery analyzed the outcomes of elderly cardiac surgery patients to evaluate whether minimally invasive extracorporeal circuits conferred a benefit over conventional cardiopulmonary bypass.
November 23, 2017
Jonathan Anderson of Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK, argues that surgeons should be interested in the effect that cardiopulmonary bypass has on a patient.