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

@article{Lucchetti1999IntracoronarySP,
  title={Intracoronary shunt prevents left ventricular function impairment during beating heart coronary revascularization.},
  author={Vincenzo Lucchetti and Fabio Capasso and Massimo Caputo and Gabriella Grimaldi and M Capece and Giancarlo Brando and Sabino Caprio and Gianni Angelini},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={255-9}
}
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 in the presence or absence of a shunt using transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHOD Left ventricular wall motion score index (WMSI… CONTINUE READING
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