Active thermoregulation improves outcome of off-pump coronary artery bypass.

@article{Woo2005ActiveTI,
  title={Active thermoregulation improves outcome of off-pump coronary artery bypass.},
  author={Yiping Joseph Woo and Pavan Atluri and Todd J. Grand and Vivian M. Hsu and Albert Cheung},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          157-60
        }
}
During off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting, hypothermia increases vasoconstriction, myocardial afterload, coagulopathy and postoperative bleeding. Traditional thermoregulatory techniques do not maintain core body temperature intraoperatively. The efficacy of a commercially available, computer-controlled, water-circulating, dorsal surface, active warming system for thermoregulatory control was evaluated. All patients who underwent non-emergency off-pump coronary bypass grafting by a single… CONTINUE READING
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