Technical Aspects of Warm Heart Surgery

SAMUEL V. LICHTENSTEIN, STEPHEN E. FREMES, JAMES G. ABEL, GEORGE T. CHRISTAKIS, TOMAS A. SALERNO

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Abstract

Intermittent hypothermic cardioplegia has been adopted as the method of choice for myocardial protection by most surgeons. The most important aspect of this protection is believed to be adequate hypothermia. An alternative technique has been developed, based on the principles of electromechanical arrest and normothermic aerobic perfusion using continuous warm blood cardioplegia. With this method of myocardial protection the heart is maintained at 37°C throughout the operative procedure. The specific technical aspects used shall be described in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-285
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    LICHTENSTEIN, SAMUEL. V., FREMES, STEPHEN. E., ABEL, JAMES. G., CHRISTAKIS, GEORGE. T., & SALERNO, TOMAS. A. (1991). Technical Aspects of Warm Heart Surgery. Journal of cardiac surgery, 6(2), 278-285. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8191.1991.tb00310.x