William Brinkman, MD, Principal InvestigatorThe primary aim of this data collection is a three-way comparison of the Maquet Minimal Extra-Corporeal Circulation (M.E.C.C.) System, the
conventional heart-lung machine, and off-pump surgery in the setting of coronary artery bypass grafting. We are offering a new, less invasive cardiopulmonary bypass option to our patients. Additionally, we will be using advanced genomic mapping to evaluate our patients, which will offer the possibility of identifying numerous genetic markers in the blood that may help us better understand changes during open heart surgery.