Comparison of minimally invasive closed circuit versus standard extracorporeal circulation for aortic valve replacement: A randomized study

Alessandro Castiglioni, Alessandro Verzini, Nicola Colangelo, Simona Nascimbene, Giovanni Laino, Ottavio Alfieri

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To evaluate the clinical results of aortic valve replacement performed with a miniaturized closed circuit extracorporeal circulation (MECC) system and to compare it to standard cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). One hundred and twenty consecutive patients undergoing isolated aortic valve replacement were randomly assigned to either a miniaturized closed circuit CPB with the maquet-cardiopulmonary MECC System

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009



  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Minimally invasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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