From the *Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Evidence-Based Perioperative Clinical Outcomes Research Group (EPiCOR), University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada; †High Impact Technology Evaluation Centre, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada; ‡Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Lankenau Hospital and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, PA USA; §Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA USA; ¶Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Herz-und Gefasse Klinik Bad Neustadt, Bad Neustadt, Germany; and ∥Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mid America Heart Institute, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO USA.
Accepted for publication January 11, 2010.
Disclosure: John D. Puskas, MD, is a consultant for MAQUET, Inc, Wayne, NJ USA and Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN USA.
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