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Atheroemboli complicating the pre- and postoperative course of aortocoronary bypass (the trash heart): case report with comment.
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PMID:  15227045     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A fatal instance of myocardial atheroembolization is described. Analysis suggests two and perhaps three separate episodes of embolization: the first occurred spontaneously about 2 weeks before admission, the second occurred intraoperatively, and it is possible that a third occurred immediately postoperatively. Intraoperative manipulations were additive to the earlier episode of spontaneous embolization. The descriptive terminology, "trash heart," is suggested. Operative techniques to prevent embolization are discussed.
V Parsonnet; J C Norman; M Bhatti; I Gielchinsky; M S Hochberg; S M Hussain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1985 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-02-02     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-91     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey 07112, USA.
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