Shunt or snare: coronary endothelial damage due to hemostatic devices for beating heart coronary surgery.

@article{Hangler2008ShuntOS,
  title={Shunt or snare: coronary endothelial damage due to hemostatic devices for beating heart coronary surgery.},
  author={Herbert Bernd Hangler and Ludwig Mueller and Elfriede Ruttmann and Herwig Antretter and Kristian Pfaller},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={1873-7}
}
BACKGROUND Occlusion of coronary arteries during off-pump coronary bypass operations bears the potential for endothelial injury. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of hemostatic devices on the beating heart in human coronaries by means of scanning electron microscopy. METHODS The coronary arteries of 9 patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and 13 with ischemic heart disease undergoing heart transplantation were handled with intracoronary shunts as well as external snaring… CONTINUE READING
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