Beating Heart Bypass Surgery is performed while the heart is still beating—a major advancement now available to Deborah patients. With “off-pump” technology, heart and lungs continue to function during the surgery, reducing the risk of stroke, lung, and kidney dysfunction, and memory loss.
Benefits of Off-Pump Surgery:
- Shortens the average hospital stay
- No longer requires the need for heart-lung machine during surgery
- Lowers the needs of dialysis, encephalopathy, and chest wound infections
- Procedure lowers the need for red blood cell transfusions