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A method for stereoscopic strain analysis of the right ventricle by digital image correlation during coronary bypass surgery: short communication

  • Nikolas Mirow , Mikko Hokka , Horst Nagel , Marc Irqsusi , Rainer G. Moosdorf , Veli-Tapani Kuokkala and Sebastian Vogt EMAIL logo


Perioperative cardiosurgical management of volume therapy remains one of the challenging tasks in cases of patients with severe heart disease. Early detection of congestive cardiac failure prevents subsequent low output and worse outcome. An effective method for controlling extracorporeal circulation is created by developing a non-invasive intraoperative method for right ventricular strain analysis through digital image contrast correlation.

Corresponding author: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vogt, Heart Surgery, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg GmbH, Baldinger Strasse 1, D-35043 Marburg, Germany, e-mail: ; and Biochemisch Pharmakologisches Zentrum, Philipps- University Marburg – Cardiovascular Research Lab, Karl von Frisch-Str. 1, Marburg 35043, Germany


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Received: 2014-10-10
Accepted: 2015-2-13
Published Online: 2015-3-14
Published in Print: 2015-6-1

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