Beating-heart valve surgery: Is the introduction of lung perfusion/ventilation the next step?

Francisco Igor B MacEdo, Edward Gologorsky, Tomas Salerno

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Myocardial and pulmonary ischemia during cardiopulmonary bypass has been associated with postoperative cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction, as well as poor outcomes. Beating-heart valve surgery utilizing continuous coronary perfusion with warm oxygenated blood via the antegrade/retrograde routes, is a novel strategy for myocardial protection. Conceptually, it is proposed that maintenance of pulmonary perfusion and ventilation during the cardiopulmonary bypass period also might be advantageous. The most current evidence regarding these evolving techniques and further areas of research are discussed in this article.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalFuture Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011



  • beating-heart technique
  • cardiopulmonary bypass
  • lung protection
  • warm heart surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Molecular Medicine

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