Although most cardiac surgeons perform coronary surgery on microscopic structures, not often any sort of direct quality control method to test patency of the constructed anastomoses is applied. In most cases, simple evaluation of the immediate perioperative hemodynamic performance is considered as an acceptable marker of operative success. In this regard, it is very provocative that in surgical myocardial revascularization, electrocardiographic and hemodynamic parameters may remain postoperatively unchanged, even with a malfunctioning coronary graft.

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Keywords cardiac surgery, coronary artery surgery
Promotor A.P. Kappetein (Arie Pieter) , A.J.J.C. Bogers (Ad)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor Netherlands Heart Foundation
ISBN 978-90-8559-531-1
Persistent URL
d' Ancona, G.F.M. (2009, October 28). Intraoperative Flow Measurement in Coronary Artery Surgery: Present Applications and Future Perspectives. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from