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Acute dissection of the left anterior descending after contusio cordis.
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PMID:  21460781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Traumatic coronary artery dissection after blunt chest trauma is extremely rare. The diagnosis is often delayed and some are only diagnosed postmortem. We report a case of acute dissection of the left anterior descending (LAD) after contusio cordis that presented at our institution. In our case we performed the off pump coronary artery bypass operation (OPCAB) procedure with left internal mammary artery (LIMA) on LAD by a partial lower sternotomy approach. There were no operative or perioperative complications and the patient was discharged from hospital 6 days postoperatively. OPCAB operation through the partial lower sternotomy is a safe and effective technique for the treatment of patients with acute dissection of a coronary artery after blunt chest trauma.
Authors:
N Monsefi; A Moritz; O Dzemali
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt a. M., Germany - nadi037@aol.com.
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