Mitral valve repair or replacement on the beating heart.

  title={Mitral valve repair or replacement on the beating heart.},
  author={Borut Gersak},
  journal={The heart surgery forum},
  volume={3 3},
BACKGROUND Beating heart (off-pump) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) techniques have led us to consider the possibility of performing mitral valve repairs and replacements (with or without CABG) on the beating heart. METHODS If CABG had to be performed in addition to the valve procedure, CABG was done first on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass, if possible. For the valve procedure, the aorta was cross-clamped and the beating-heart status was maintained throughout the… CONTINUE READING
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