Flowmetric assessment of coronary artery bypass grafting of a beating heart
ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present work is to show the need for quality control of coronary artery bypass performed on a beating heart (off-pump), an operative intervention that has been proven over time, as an alternative to standard surgical revascularization of the myocardium under extracorporeal circulation ( ECC). However, there are authors who suggest a worse prognosis of bypass performed on a beating heart, due to the technical requirements for the surgeon and the impossibility of completely immobilizing the operative field. Evaluation of the performed coronary artery bypass is carried out by means of transient flowmetry, a method that remains underestimated and not widely used in cardiac surgery practice in Bulgaria.
Keywords: beating heart