Intracoronary shunt prevents left ventricular function impairment during beating heart coronary revascularization.


OBJECTIVE Beating heart coronary revascularization is becoming increasingly popular world-wide. Temporary occlusion of the coronary artery is often required in order to perform the anastomosis. An alternative method to maintain perfusion is to use an intracoronary shunt. In this study, we monitored global left ventricular function and regional wall motion… (More)