Beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting using a miniaturized extracorporeal circulation system.


BACKGROUND Experience with miniaturized coronary artery bypass (CAB) systems in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on the beating heart is limited. We used a relatively new miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) system, which we termed assisted CAB (ACAB), to perform CABG on the beating heart in 110 patients, and we analyzed clinical outcomes in… (More)
DOI: 10.1532/HSF98.20081024