41st Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2022)

The 41st Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2022) offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions and debates, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal perfusion, and extracorporeal life support. It offers Category 1 CME and CEU credits, meeting the specific educational needs of CVOR and CVICU teams: cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac…

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Surgical Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. A Multi-Factor Multimodel Analysis

Aortic cross-clamping was found to be the primary cause of post-CABG ischemic stroke. Instead, additional aortic manipulation from a side-biting clamp, on-pump surgery, multiple aortic touches, number of proximal anastomoses, and aortic cannulation were found not to increase the estimate of stroke significantly. Further research on this topic is warranted.

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Myocardial Revascularization Surgery

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) was introduced in the 1960s as the first procedure for direct coronary artery revascularization and rapidly became one of the most common surgical procedures worldwide, with an overall total of more than 20 million operations performed.

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Urgent Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Supported by Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Report of Two Cases

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Our report indicates that VA-ECMO can be used instead of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine (CPB) to support the circulation during CABG surgery in patients with complex coronary anatomy and unstable haemodynamics. Future studies focusing on the long-term outcomes of such patients will probably help to establish the optimal management of this type of patients.

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Perioperative Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery in Johannesburg, South Africa

In our study, the crude perioperative mortality rate was 11.2%. Our mortality rate was significantly higher than the mortality rates reported in other developed and developing countries. To better understand the factors driving this high mortality rate, a prospective outcomes registry has been initiated, and this promises to inform on our contemporary mortality and morbidity outcomes.

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