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BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting on the beating heart causes significant hemodynamic compromise during displacement of the heart. The precise mechanisms causing altered hemodynamics have… (More)
BACKGROUND Because of a concern about the ability to tolerate beating heart grafting, patients with left main coronary artery stenosis have been excluded from off-pump bypass. We reviewed our… (More)
Extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds may be useful as a tissue engineering approach toward myocardial regeneration in the infarcted heart. An appropriate large-animal model for testing the utility of… (More)
BACKGROUND Revascularization of the posterior wall often causes hemodynamic instability in beating heart coronary artery bypass (CAB). Our previous clinical studies have shown that tilting the heart… (More)
An integrated data logging system was developed and installed at two locations utilizing renewable energy generation. The system provides real-world information that is used for student projects and… (More)