Direct visualization of the microcirculation using hand-held microscopy may provide the clinician the physiological feedback that is required for the early diagnosis and treatment of microcirculatory alterations during cardiac surgery. The coherence between the hemodynamic response of the macrocirculation and microcirculation during surgery seems to be essential.

cardiac surgery, hemodynamic coherence, microcirculation
dx.doi.org/10.1097/ACO.0000000000000280, hdl.handle.net/1765/85666
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Department of Intensive Care

Kara, A, Akin, S, & Ince, C. (2016). The response of the microcirculation to cardiac surgery. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 29(1), 85–93. doi:10.1097/ACO.0000000000000280