Does On-Pump Normothermic Beating-Heart Valve Surgery with Low Tidal Volume Ventilation Protect the Lungs?

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Tutun U., Parlar A. İ., Altinay L., Topcu D. I., Babaroglu S., Yay K., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.14, no.5, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20111006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


Background: Postoperative pulmonary dysfunction following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) usually develops secondary to the inflammatory process with contact activation, hypothermia, operative trauma, general anesthesia, atelectasis, pain, and pulmonary ischemia/reperfusion due to cross-clamping. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of an on-pump, normothermic, and beating-heart technique and of low-volume ventilation on lung injury.