A new technique for perfusion of the heart during aortic valvular surgery on a beating heart

Domenico Calcaterra, Marco Ricci, Tomas A. Salerno

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Abstract

A new technique of perfusion of the heart during aortic valvular and combined aortic valvular and coronary artery surgery on the beating heart is presented. The inflow for perfusion is via a dual system: the coronary sinus is perfused with blood from a calibrated centrifugal pump connected to the oxygenator; the coronary ostia are perfused with blood from the ascending aortic cannula. The advantages of this new technique of perfusion of the heart are discussed. Ultramini Abstract A new technique of perfusion of the heart during aortic valve surgery is presented, utilizing a dual system: one utilizing a pump, the other derived from the aortic cannula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-433
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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