beating heart surgery

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Any cardiovascular procedure, often performed endoscopically, in which the heart is not stopped—e.g., coronary artery bypass grafting on a slowly contracting heart held in place by suction

beating heart surgery

Cardiology Any cardiovascular procedure, often performed endoscopically, in which the heart is not stopped. See CABG.
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For off-pump surgery, various stabilization devices were used to provide a motionless surgical field.
However, despite some evidence for their efficacy, off-pump surgery and multiple arterial grafts have not become widespread (see below).
Notably, mucosal lactate levels were significantly lower during off-pump surgery when compared with on-pump surgery (51).
In the case of CABG, while off-pump surgery is feasible, sewing a graft onto a moving blood vessel is technically difficult.
In the 1990s, surgeons began doing off-pump surgery -- without the machine but with devices that stabilize the beating heart.
The women who underwent off-pump surgery had less than half the risk of death or major complications such as stroke, as those who underwent traditional open-heart CABG.
We still are betwixt and between with regard to the use of off-pump surgery, as evidenced by the fact that the percentage of cases performed off pump in America appears to have settled out at 20%-25%," added Dr.
Also known as off-pump surgery, this is exactly the same as bypass surgery except it's performed while the heart is still beating.
Not only did it predate the availability of drug-eluting stents, but it also involved surgery that did not include current standard methods, such as off-pump surgery and bypass with two mammary arteries.
Pedro Valdes has introduced a new option for Alaska Regional's heart surgery patients, Beating heart surgery, or off-pump surgery, allows the heart to continue beating throughout the procedure, keeping the blood flowing naturally.
It will involve four groups of approximately 100 patients each: those with cerebrovascular risk factors who undergo traditional CABG procedures, those who have off-pump surgery, those with coronary artery disease who do not have bypass procedures, and an age-matched control group with no risk factors and no surgical procedures.
Soon afterward, he heard of Benetti, an Argentinean surgeon who had been advocating and performing off-pump surgery since 1977.