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

Tutun U., Parlar A. I., 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
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


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.