Is there really a clinical benefit of using minimized extracorporeal circulation for coronary artery bypass grafting?

@article{Schoettler2008IsTR,
  title={Is there really a clinical benefit of using minimized extracorporeal circulation for coronary artery bypass grafting?},
  author={Jan Schoettler and Georg Lutter and Andreas Boening and Dirk Soltau and Berthold Bein and Dorothee Caliebe and Nils Haake and Felix Schoeneich and Jochen Cremer},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={65-70}
}
BACKGROUND Minimized extracorporeal circulation is intended to reduce the negative effects associated with cardiopulmonary bypass. This prospective study was performed to evaluate whether minimized extracorporeal circulation has a clinical benefit for coronary artery surgery patients compared to standard extracorporeal circulation. METHODS Sixty patients were randomized into two study groups: 30 patients underwent coronary artery bypass grafting using minimized extracorporeal circulation and… CONTINUE READING

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