Increase in Graft Blood Flow in the Early Postoperative Period

Authors

  • Rafet Gunay
  • Mehmet Bicer
  • Serdar Cimen
  • Mahmut Murat Demirtas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091113

Abstract

Flow has been suitably measured by transit-time flow measurement, but measurements in the early period after cardiopulmonary bypass do not reflect expected values because of several factors. We documented that flow measurements during immediate revision of bleeding increased 3 times for the left internal thoracic artery and 2 times for the saphenous vein graft over previous measurements made after cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery.

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Published

2010-05-05

How to Cite

Gunay, R., Bicer, M., Cimen, S., & Demirtas, M. M. (2010). Increase in Graft Blood Flow in the Early Postoperative Period. The Heart Surgery Forum, 13(2), E124-E125. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091113

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