Beating Heart Surgery
Beating heart surgery can be done safely on bypass because it is not limited by the number of bypasses the patient needs. When doing this procedure off pump, many times it does not offer complete CAB bypasses due to excessive manipulations. On pump and with a beating heart without cardioplegia has so many advantages. I work with Dr Esper and he does most all of his CAB’s with “on pump” beating heart surgery and we have amazing results. The heart does not miss a beat!! Time on bypass is not an issue and by watching closely the DO2 and a heparin drip 50 units/kg/hour it adds to the comfort zone of protection.