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Aortic valve replacement in a patient with a patent internal thoracic artery graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14759474     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial protection in patients requiring a second open-heart surgical procedure after coronary artery bypass grafting, especially when there is a patent left internal thoracic artery graft to the left anterior descending coronary artery, remains controversial. We present the case of a patient in whom aortic valve replacement was undertaken 18 months after coronary artery revascularization. Unusual features included beating-heart aortic valve replacement with continuous retrograde coronary sinus perfusion and avoidance of dissection of the patent grafts, including the left internal thoracic artery and a saphenous vein graft.
Takashi Ueda; Tetsuji Kawata; Hidehito Sakaguchi; Nobuoki Tabayashi; Takehisa Abe; Tomoaki Hirose; Shigeki Taniguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-04     Completed Date:  2004-03-17     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:  718-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery III, Nara Medical University, Nara, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery
Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal / surgery
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
Arteries / transplantation*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Combined Modality Therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Stenosis / surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Postoperative Complications / surgery*
Reoperation / methods
Vascular Patency / physiology*
Veins / transplantation

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