Epiaortic Ultrasound to Prevent Stroke in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

23 August Aug 2019 2 months ago
  • Zanobini M

Epiaortic ultrasound (EAU) is a valid imaging method to detect atherosclerotic changes of the ascending aorta and to guide surgical strategies for prevention of cerebral embolism in patients undergoing isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However, its use is not widespread.

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Biancari F, Santini F, Tauriainen T, Bancone C, Ruggieri VG, Perrotti A, Gherli R, Demal T, Dalén M, Santarpino G, Rubino AS, Nardella S, Nicolini F, Zanobini M, De Feo M, Onorati F, Mariscalco G, Gatti G. Epiaortic Ultrasound to Prevent Stroke in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Aug 14. pii: S0003-4975(19)31181-6. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.078

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