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Circumflex coronary artery injury following mitral annuloplasty treated by emergency angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18693031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iatrogenic injury to the circumflex coronary artery following mitral annuloplasty is a potentially fatal complication. It can be clinically silent or else be responsible for a cardiogenic shock. The diagnosis should be suspected on EKG changes with segmental dysfunction of the lateral wall on the intraoperative echography. The author reports one case whose recognition relied on emergency angiography; the patient was successfully treated by angioplasty and stenting. The management of this complication remains controversial and the various treatment modalities are discussed.
Stéphane Aubert; Olivier Barthélémy; Marc Landi; Christophe Acar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-08-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-17     Completed Date:  2009-03-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  922-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Institute, Hôpital de la Salpétrière, 50-52 Bd Vincent Auriol, 75013 Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels / injuries*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Postoperative Complications / therapy*

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