Cardiovascular Controversies #2: On-Pump vs. Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Operations

  On-Pump vs. Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Operations “On-Pump” Surgery – Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a technique that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the body. The CPB pump itself is often referred to as a “heart–lung” machine. The first […]