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Another approach for aortic valve replacement through left thoracotomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7944725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a 54-year-old man with a history of esophagectomy and retrosternal esophagogastric anastomosis for esophageal cancer through right thoracotomy in whom cardiac failure developed due to aortic regurgitation. He underwent aortic valve replacement through a left thoracotomy with division of two great arteries and their strong traction toward the surgeon by stay sutures. He has been well for 3 years postoperatively in New York Heart Association class I.
H Hirose; S Umeda; Y Mori; S Murakawa; K Azuma; T Hashimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-31     Completed Date:  1994-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  884-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Department of Surgery, Gifu University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical
Aortic Valve
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery*
Cardiac Output, Low / etiology,  surgery*
Esophageal Neoplasms / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis* / methods
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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