Comparison of minimally invasive closed circuit versus standard extracorporeal circulation for aortic valve replacement: a randomized study.

@article{Castiglioni2009ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of minimally invasive closed circuit versus standard extracorporeal circulation for aortic valve replacement: a randomized study.},
  author={Alessandro G Castiglioni and Alessandro Verzini and Nicola Colangelo and Simona Nascimbene and Giovanni Laino and Ottavio R Alfieri},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={37-41; discussion 41}
}
To evaluate the clinical results of aortic valve replacement performed with a miniaturized closed circuit extracorporeal circulation (MECC) system and to compare it to standard cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). One hundred and twenty consecutive patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement were randomly assigned to either a miniaturized closed circuit CPB with the maquet-cardiopulmonary MECC System (study group, n=60) or to a standard CPB (control group, n=60). Demographic characteristic… CONTINUE READING