Next Article in Journal
Inpatients’ opinion on quality of health care
Previous Article in Journal
Parameters of the spectral analysis of the heart rate variability in treating depression
Medicina is published by MDPI from Volume 54 Issue 1 (2018). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with Lithuanian Medical Association, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, and Vilnius University.
Open AccessArticle

Monitoring changes in heart tissue temperature and evaluation of graft function after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

1
Institute for Biomedical Research, Kaunas University of Medicine
2
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius
3
Institute of Cardiology, Kaunas University of Medicine
4
Kaunas University of Medicine, Lithuania
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Medicina 2009, 45(3), 221; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina45030029
Received: 26 February 2008 / Accepted: 6 March 2009 / Published: 11 March 2009
Thermography is a relatively new contact-free method used in experimental and clinical studies and in cardiovascular surgery to investigate the myocardium and coronary artery function. Objects of complex study included mongrel dogs and patients with coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac surgery. For active dynamic thermography, we used a thermovision camera “A20V” (FLIR Systems, USA). Our data indicate that both experimental and clinical study performed on beating hearts could be an important approach to interoperation inspection of autovenous graft function. An infrared camera also can be successfully used to determine the extent of ischemic damage to the myocardium, heart, and blood vessels during surgery as a significant prognostic tool for evaluating outcome after cardiac operation.
Keywords: thermography; ischemia; autovenous graft; coronary artery bypass grafting thermography; ischemia; autovenous graft; coronary artery bypass grafting
MDPI and ACS Style

Lekas, R.; Jakuška, P.; Kriščiukaitis, A.; Veikutis, V.; Dzemyda, G.; Mickevičius, T.; Morkūnaitė, K.; Vilkė, A.; Treigys, P.; Civinskienė, G.; Andriuškevičius, J.; Vanagas, T.; Skauminas, K.; Bernatonienė, J. Monitoring changes in heart tissue temperature and evaluation of graft function after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. Medicina 2009, 45, 221.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Back to TopTop