Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly

Technological Solutions for Cardiac Surgery in the Elderly

Rony-Reuven Nir and Gil Bolotin


The current review addresses contemporary technological answers toadvances in cardiac surgery performed on octogenarian patients, namely off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), proximal anastomosis device, routine use of intraoperative epiaortic ultrasound, proximal anastomosis without clamping, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and brain protection during cardiac surgery.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2013;4(3):e0020