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Beating heart surgery in a patient with dextrocardia and complete situs inversus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12757348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a 65-year-old female patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus who underwent successful coronary artery bypass without cardiopulmonary bypass. Vessels revascularized included right internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery and a saphenous vein graft to the first obtuse marginal branch. The procedure was performed on a beating heart through a median sternotomy with the use of a compression epicardial stabilizer. The patient was discharged to her home after an uneventful recovery. Only 12 similar cases of myocardial revascularization in patients with dextrocardia have been reported so far, and this is one of the first procedures, in patients with dextrocardia, performed off pump.
Sotiris C Stamou; Ammar S Bafi; Emmanouil I Kapetanakis; Robert C Lowery; Albert J Pfister; Mercedes K C Dullum; Steven W Boyce; Paul J Corso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0886-0440     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2003 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-21     Completed Date:  2003-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Coronary Disease / complications*,  radiography,  surgery*
Dextrocardia / complications*,  diagnosis
Risk Assessment
Situs Inversus / complications*
Treatment Outcome

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