Navigation Links
Performing surgery on a beating heart may be safer

According to a review of the latest clinical trials, coronary artery bypass surgery performed on a beating heart, without the aid of a heart-lung machine, is a safe option that leads to fewer negative side effects for bypass patients. This review is featured in Journal of Cardiac Surgery.

“Previously, it was more common for doctors to perform artery bypass surgery on the heart by stopping the heart and passing the blood through a heart-lung machine,?says author Dr. Shahzad Raja. “However, this process frequently leads to ‘whole body inflammation,?which includes complications such as brain swelling, heart arrhythmia and infections.?According to Raja, performing the surgery on the beating heart, while more technically challenging for the surgeon, keeps these side effects low and allows for a quicker recovery.

“If the surgeons are skilled enough to perform the surgery without stopping the heart, it can be offered to high-risk patients who would not be likely to survive the side effects of the traditional stopped-heart method,?says Raja. “For this reason, quality training needs to be provided for those surgeons who wish to offer this option to their patients.?


'"/>

Source:Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Performing monkeys in Asia carry viruses that could jump species to humans
2. Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
3. Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
4. 3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery
5. For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery
6. Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis
7. Cheaper and simpler keyhole surgery
8. Robot assisted surgery more accurate than conventional surgery
9. U of MN uses robotic surgery techniques in cardiac cell therapy research
10. New biologic treatment for tennis elbow may replace surgery for chronic sufferers
11. Jefferson scientists find high glucose before surgery raises risk of dangerous complications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Performing surgery beating heart may safer

(Date:7/25/2014)... false-color image from the Terra satellite show the different areas ... in Eastern Russia. The burn scars show up as ... wildfires have broken across the remote parts of Eastern Russia ... from the MODIS instrument, it is still possible to ... recent image features noted below show the devastating number of ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... study published online in the International Journal of ... to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful ... of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. ... looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These ... implicated as the origins of cervical cancer. A research ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... consume the healthcare community and remain priority ... To address the worldwide crisis of obesity ... global leaders in diabetes, epidemiology and public ... and development of diverse intervention programs in ... This book on "Global Health Perspectives in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Clearing cells to prevent cervical cancer 2What constitutes an effective response to the global 'diabesity' tsunami? 2
... , RENO, Nev. A team of scientists from ... and University of California, Davis has returned from a ... they are working to find solutions to the algae ... water source for local residents. The lake,s water ...
... linear collider in Menlo Park, California has already made a ... most prolific particle accelerator facilities dedicated to high energy particle ... source of x-rays a billion times brighter than any other ... molecules respond to intense radiation from the facility,s Linac Coherent ...
... of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) departments of Pathology, Microbiology and ... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study so-called red ... changes in red blood cells that have been stored for ... focus on the mechanisms by which red blood cell storage ...
Cached Biology News:American team of scientists help protect Guatemala's Lake Atitlan 2American team of scientists help protect Guatemala's Lake Atitlan 3NHLBI grants $1.47 million to study red blood cell transfusion storage times and bioactivity 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- A novel combination of microscopy and data processing ... Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface ... electrochemical properties. , The research team led by ... of a perovskite manganite, a complex material that exhibits ... understand surface behavior could benefit researchers who are interested ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. ... emerging field of regenerative medicine, announced today that ... presentation to investors on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, ... presentation will include an overview of Asterias, business ... webcast, visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/asterias-biotherapeutics at least 15 ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... by group leader Yung-Eun Sung has announced that ... and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied as ... cells. Yung-Eun Sung is both a group leader ... for Basic Science* (IBS) and a professor at ... great significance with regards to the development of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... most natural and synthetic processes prefer to settle ... or energyit is within the realm of non-equilibrium ... constant changes in energy and phases, such as ... conditions allow humans to regulate their body temperature, ... with seismic activity. , But even though ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Live Investor Webcast 4New approach to form non-equilibrium structures 2
...  Rhythm announced today that Lex Van der Ploeg, PhD, ... Van der Ploeg brings to Rhythm more than 25 ... and other therapeutic areas. "Lex has considerable ... pathways we are targeting with our ghrelin and melanocortin ...
... for Nanotechnology (LCN) have discovered electronic stripes, called ,charge ... that make up a graphitic superconductor. This is the ... and the finding is likely to have profound implications ... scientists believe will play a key role in the ...
... /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  Quantum Leap Innovations announced today the ... Directors.  Michael Cusumano is the Sloan Management Review Distinguished ... Sloan School of Management, with a joint appointment in ... STAYING POWER , covers six enduring principles for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rhythm Names Lex Van der Ploeg Chief Scientific Officer 2Graphene earns its stripes 2Michael Cusumano, MIT's Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, Joins Quantum Leap Innovations Board of Directors 2Michael Cusumano, MIT's Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, Joins Quantum Leap Innovations Board of Directors 3Michael Cusumano, MIT's Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management, Joins Quantum Leap Innovations Board of Directors 4
... but comes with a shutter (controlled via a ... The DH-2000 Deuterium Tungsten Halogen ... and tungsten halogen light sources in a single ... powerful, stable output from 215-200 nm. In addition, ...
... The MSD Security ... integrated GC/MS software application ... processing, quantification, library searching ... the aspects of data ...
... Microarrays designed for genome-wide microRNA expression ... and powerful Paraflo microfluidic on-chip synthesis ... part of our comprehensive microRNA Expression ... The Soil Nematode microRNA Microarray ...
... Proteolytic degradation is critical to the ... and regulatory proteins as important and ... metabolism, heat shock and stress response, ... receptors and ion channels, cell cycle ...
Biology Products: