Aortic valve replacement with the minimal extracorporeal circulation (Jostra MECC System) versus standard cardiopulmonary bypass: a randomized prospective trial.

@article{Remadi2004AorticVR,
  title={Aortic valve replacement with the minimal extracorporeal circulation (Jostra MECC System) versus standard cardiopulmonary bypass: a randomized prospective trial.},
  author={Jean Paul Remadi and Z Rakotoarivello and Paul Marticho and Faouzi Trojette and Amar Benamar and Henri J Poulain and Christophe M. Tribouilloy},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={128 3},
  pages={436-41}
}
BACKGROUND We prospectively evaluated a newly introduced minimal extracorporeal circulation system (Jostra MECC System; Jostra AG, Hirrlingen, Germany) for aortic valve surgery. METHOD In a prospective, randomized study, 100 patients underwent aortic valve replacement either with standard cardiopulmonary bypass (n = 50, group B) or with the MECC System (n = 50, group B). The myocardial protection and the left vent were identical for the two groups. The intrapericardial suction device was… CONTINUE READING