The use of ultrasonic energy in vessel harvesting for coronary artery bypass provides several advantages over the conventional diathermy during the preparation of the arterial graft, and harmonic shears may be beneficial in being faster, reducing bleeding, and allowing the surgeon to work closely to the vessel.
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Coronary Disease - Surgery
July 17, 2018
Highlighting Recent Research: Preoperative Renal Functional Reserve Predicts Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery
June 29, 2018
Research published recently in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests a new approach for evaluating a patient’s risk for acute kidney injury before they undergo cardiac surgery.
June 21, 2018
Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
June 14, 2018
James Tatoulis of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia presents technical tips and tricks for total arterial revascularization.
May 29, 2018
Om Prakesh Yadava and Marc Ruel discuss minimally invasive cardiac surgery and the MIST trial, which is the first randomized controlled trial comparing a minimally invasive approach with sternotomy for coronary artery disease.
May 24, 2018
Rune Haaverstad of Bergen University Hospital in Norway discusses transit-time flowmetry in CABG.
May 2, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Stan Antonides moderates a discussion with David Taggart, Joseph Sabik, and Michael Mack on improving the patency and longevity of vein grafts.
April 4, 2018
Filmed at the 2017 EACTS Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, Leanne Harling moderates a discussion with David Taggart and Phillippe Kolh on the future of coronary revascularization.
March 1, 2018
Miles Behan of the Edinburgh Heart Centre in Scotland, UK, discusses the value of fractional flow reserve prior to cardiac surgery.
Highlighting Recent Research: Impact of Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circuits on Octogenarians Undergoing CABG
December 6, 2017
Research published recently in the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery analyzed the outcomes of elderly cardiac surgery patients to evaluate whether minimally invasive extracorporeal circuits conferred a benefit over conventional cardiopulmonary bypass.